Leeds Happenings this Week!

Check Out Leeds Happenings This Week:

There's a lot going on in historic Leeds, Alabama and we invite you to plug in.  Be sure to check out our calendar this week.  With plenty of opportunities right here for shopping, dining and entertainment, we're sure you will want to take advantage of what Leeds has to offer!

Leeds Cruising for Toys - A Cruise-In with a Cause was a Huge Success


Leeds Cruising for Toys  - a Cruise-In with a Cause

Leeds Cruising for Toys – a Cruise-in with a Cause was a huge success in collecting hundreds of toys and over $3500 was raised in monetary donations through vehicle owners, individuals, street vendor fees, and corporate sponsorships. All proceeds will go to Leeds Outreach, who will administer the toys and donations to needy families and children this Christmas.

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Chris & Christy McCombs (C & C Motor Company), the City of Leeds, Leeds Water Works Board, Rails & Ales, Whataburger, all volunteers, all individuals who brought their vehicles, all street vendors and food trucks, local businesses who participated in making Leeds Cruising for Toys a success.

Thursday, November 18

Breakfast for the Brave | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

November 18 Breakfast for the Brave for first responders.  Come for a free breakfast and fellowship beginning at 9 am.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | NOVEMBER 18 

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Mike Raita, Birmingham Regional Director for Senator Tommy Tuberville.  Meeting is scheduled for 11:45 am on November 18 at Leeds First Baptist Church located at 7481 Parkway Dr. Lunch is $12 payable at the door.  More Info:   www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Iron City Wranglers Social | November 18

Iron City Wranglers are coming to The Backyard! Come check out their rigs, have a brew, meet the crew and learn more about the awesome things they are doing in the community. The fun starts at 4 pm, raffle prize giveaway at 6 pm and if you want to hang out later, grab a ticket to watch a movie at the Grand River Drive-In. You can find them here every third Thursday of the month.  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/124358022987873/.

Susan Moore Clay Class - Mum & Me Mercantile | 5-7

Don’t forget SUSAN MOORE’S clay class tonight (Thursday), Nov. 18, for only $100 you will make a 4” to 7” Crèche with the Holy Family...all materials included and...if you are really nice, I will serve you some wine and of course, it is a fun class and you can make a family heirloom.  Kids 11 and older may take class.  Neva.  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/mumandmeleeds

Friday, November 19

Youth Fun Fellowship | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Youth Fun Fellowship with Brother Craig  November 19 @ 6:30 pm

More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Pinewood Travelers Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Pinewood Travelers 7-11 pm + Gumbo to Geaux food truck 6-9 pm. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315895195511552

Saturday, November 20

FAITH Riders of Cedar Grove Turkey Shoot

8-10 am | 10 Shoots per day with prizes given for every shoot.  More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/280770320163708/


Christian Service Mission | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus | 7am-12pm

Christian service mission with Bro. Craig Little. Meals delivered to shut ins afterwards. If you know someone you would like to minister to with a meal, please let Lois know asap. More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Birmingham Salvation Army is Feeling Festive at The Pixel Room

Join us at The Pixel Room at The Outlet Shops of Grand River this Saturday, November 20, from 11 am-8 pm for #SASelfie Saturday! $5 from every admission goes to support WBRC FOX6 News Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree, and bring a ?to a child at Christmas. So please, #Showup, #selfie, and #smile for the Birmingham Salvation Army! More Info: https://www.facebook.com/shopgrandriver

Conner Patrick live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Conner Patrick 7-11. Monumental Dogz food truck 6-9.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/281976567135071

Sunday, November 21

Leeds First Baptist Church

Church-wide Thanksgiving luncheon, Baptism, Lottie Moon, all THIS Sunday!  Join us for a great time of worship at 10:45 am and stay for a great Thanksgiving luncheon afterwards!  Everyone welcome!!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Thanksgiving Lunch Fellowship | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Bring a Friend Day!  Fellowship service 11 am.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Tuesday, November 23

ART CLASSES With Tanna Rose | Leeds Arts Council | 5:30-7:30

Leeds Arts Council offers ongoing visual art classes every Tuesday. The first six weeks will be learning to draw figures from a clothed model.  Proportions, line, shape, value/tone, and texture will be emphasized.  Cost: $45 per class meeting | Class Size: limited to 10 people →Paper, pencils, charcoal, and conte’ crayon provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own materials.  Teacher: Tanna Rose.  To register, send email to tanna.griggs@yahoo.com with LAC art class in subject line.

More Info: https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/calendar-of-events/

Wednesday, November 24

The Backyard in Leeds - Grand River

Wednesdays at 6 pm | Live Trivia is brought you by North Alabama Trivia.  More Info: https://www.backyardleeds.com

Come and Go Lord's Supper | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Come and Go Lord's Supper 6:30-8 pm.   More Info: https://edenwestside.org/



The holidays are a time of giving.  We hope you will check out the local needs and make a difference in the life of another.

Workout Anytime Leeds Food Drive Ends Friday Nov 19

This Thanksgiving, we are taking canned food donations for families in need from your community. Our Food Drive is going on now and will end on November 19th. Help us make a difference in someone's life! ??
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/WOATLeeds/

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Leeds Outreach | November 20

SOUTHERN TRACE is teaming up with Leeds Outreach this holiday season to collect food for families in our community. The food pantry is in need of the following items:
-canned green beans
-canned fruit
-chunky soup
-cooked canned hams, 16 oz
-nonperishable breakfast items

happy holidays

Any unexpired, nonperishable food donation, toiletry items, or monetary donation is welcome and can be dropped off at the Southern Trace Clubhouse on November 20. There will be boxes on the front porch. If you need to drop items off before that, just drop them on the porch at 6500 Hawks Place anytime.

Angel Tree Hope Marches on | Give Hope. Get Joy

Fri, Nov 12 – Thurs, Dec 6
Location: Under The Atrium
The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Stop by The Angel Tree located under the atrium and choose an Angel. Go shopping and have fun knowing you will bring hope and joy to a child this year. Bring your gifts back to the same location by Dec 6th.

Anyone who chooses an Angel will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card to The Outlet Shops of Grand River. See rules at The Angel Tree Tent at The Outlet Shops of Grand River ONLY. One winner will be chosen Dec 6th.

Recent News

Diplomat Tour to St. Clair County Law Enforcement Training Center

Our Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce High School Diplomats learned about law, safety and justice today with a tour of the St. Clair County Law Enforcement Training Center and spent some time on the shooting range. This was a very educational experience for these students and they all enjoyed their time there. Thank you to the St. Clair County Sheriff's office for making this tour possible and taking the time to share valuable information with the students. Learn more at: https://leedsareachamber.com/diplomat-tour-st-clair-law.../

Birmingham Bargains

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds conducted a ribbon cutting on Friday in celebration of the opening of Birmingham Bargains last Friday who is located in Suite 526 at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. This brand new business offers name-brand merchandise at less than retail pricing with thousands of products in stock including large appliances, small appliances, tools, furniture, outdoor furniture, clothing and much more. Their grand opening celebration was on Saturday with many items at 50% discount. For more information about Birmingham Bargains, please call 205-790-0666 or visit their Facebook page (The Birmingham Bargains).  Also, be sure to download their app available on iPhone and Android.

The Wooden Anchor

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds conducted a ribbon cutting in celebration on Friday of the opening of The Wooden Anchor last Friday - located at 8149 Parkway Drive. Leslie & Steve Rutledge are the owners and their shop is full of Christmas merchandise just in time for the season. This business also does custom woodwork and they are more than Christmas so their shop will have different merchandise for each season. The Wooden Anchor held their grand opening and Christmas Open House on Saturday. For more information about The Wooden Anchor, please visit their Facebook page or call (404) 862-1679.


Santa's Wonderland | Free Photo with Santa

Nov. 6 – Dec. 24, 2021

Reserve your spot today


Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland
at Bass Pro Shop


The Rug Bug Design | Black Friday Sale | NOV 18-DEC 1

The Rug Bug Design is having their end of year sale, everything in the showroom up to 50% off.  Find their gift cards and coupons in the swag bags at The Shops Of Grand River on Black Friday to save even more!  Follow them on Instagram and Like their page on Facebook | 205-392-2151 - Located in Suite 310 at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

The Shops of Grand River Black Friday Sale 

Black Friday Weekend Sale + Extended Hours

More Info: https://shopsofgrandriver.com/black-friday-weekend-sale-extended-hours/

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Rails and Ales Little Cahaba Running Club 5k - Rails & Ales | November 26 

This fourth annual 5k and fun run will start and finish at Rails and Ales in downtown Leeds. It will not be chip timed, but will be clocked and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finisher. All participants will receive a race t-shirt and a free beer (or glass of wine or soft drink) from Rails and Ales after the race. All proceeds will provide scholarships that allow deserving Leeds Middle School students to attend their annual Washington D.C. and New York City trips in the spring. Last year we raised enough to fund 3 student scholarships.  Come sweat a little, recreate, and help a few young folks who normally wouldn't get the opportunity to see the country.
More Info: https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Leeds/LittleCahabaRunningClubRailsandAlesScholarshipRun

Would your business like to be featured here?

If you are a member of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and have a business or an upcoming event in Leeds, Alabama, you could be featured on this weekly e-blast.  Please submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!


Are you looking for certain product or service from a local vendor? Check out the Business Directory at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and choose a chamber member.

If you are a local business and not a chamber member, maybe it's time! For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.


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