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 for 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 just in time for the holidays!  Leeds retailers and businesses are gearing up for great Black Friday deals, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and more so we hope you will shop local - shop Leeds first!

Nominations Are Currently Being Accepted

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The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for:

  • Business of the Year (nominee must be a chamber member)
  • Non-Profit of the Year (nominee must be a chamber member)
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Civic Award

If you would like to submit a nomination for any of these awards, please send your nomination in a typed document outlining which award the nomination is for and why you feel that this person, company or organization is deserving of the award to:  Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 900, 7901 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094 or email to Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.  Awards will be presented at the December 16th Chamber Awards Luncheon.

Leeds Senior Citizens Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving

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If you haven’t heard by now, Leeds Senior Citizens have it going on in a big way.  With exercise classes drawing over 50 people and loads of activities, games and crafts that our 60+ crowd is enjoying, the Leeds Senior Program is steadily growing.

Regular arts and crafts classes are being held and much of the artwork has begun to fill the halls and walls of the Leeds Civic Center to continue to increase the beauty, décor and atmosphere.  The Leeds Senior Center has become a welcome, loving and inspiring place where seniors can come, enjoy moments among friends, learn new things, continue their active lifestyle, enjoy a meal together and just hang out.

Leeds Senior Citizens enjoyed a special Thanksgiving meal together this week and would like to take this time to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.

Read article at:  https://www.leedsalabama.org/senior-program-grows/

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 kick off your thankfulness with your family.  Come and go anytime between 6:30-8 pm.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/


Pop Culture Trivia | Rails & Ales

Due to Thanksgiving, Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is bringing the fun on a special day this week of Wednesday, November 24 at 7 pm to Rails and Ales. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, The Office, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite 80s, 90s and today's party music while your team has fun answering questions. Prizes to the winning teams! Mr. Taco Truck 2 food truck 6-9.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/259599042888267

Thursday, November 25

Everyone Leeds wishes you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Let us give thanks!

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Turkey Shoot at Leeds Civic Center - Thanksgiving Day | 7a until

Sign up begins at 6:30 am

Sponsored by Leeds Lions Club

Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus 

We want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

More Info: https://edenwestside.org/


Thanksgiving Virtual Worship | The Tower Of Prayer 

Join us for a virtual Thanksgiving worship experience on November 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM! You can tune in via Facebook Live or on YouTube. We can’t wait to see you there!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483761445324355

Friday, November 26

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Incredible deals await for you in Leeds, Alabama.  Be sure  to check out the Shopping portion of this publication to learn more!  Don't miss a single moment of shopping pleasure for just the right gifts in Leeds.

4th Annual Rails & Ales Little Cahaba Running Club 5k | November 26 | 9am-1pm

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

The Martini Shakers Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with The Martini Shakers 7-11 pm. + food with Cousins Maine Lobster 4-9.  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/221387030065326

Saturday, November 27

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Remember to Shop Small.  Remember to Shop Leeds.  Our local businesses are ready to serve you with deals galore!

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/


Hippie Lalas Artistry & Tick Tockery | Rails & Ales | 5-11pm

Soap, beard oil, hair gel, body butter, massage lotion, heel/foot lotion, body scrubs, and bath bombs! Soon to have colognes and perfumes that last! Jewelry and boxes, game boards, custom engraved wooden signs and more.  Info:  More Info:  www.railsandales.beer

Ben Moseley Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Ben Moseley 7-11 pm. Gumbo to Geaux food truck 6-9 pm.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/373728921173293/

Sunday, November 28

Deck The Halls for Christmas | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Deck the Halls for Christmas following the fellowship service 11 am.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Cyber Monday - November 29

As you plan to shop online to capture some last minute deals of the weekend, please remember to shop local.  Many of our Leeds businesses have websites and online shopping capabilities.  Shop local. Shop Leeds.

Cyber Monday - November 29

As you plan to shop online to capture some last minute deals of the weekend, please remember to shop local.  Many of our Leeds businesses have websites and online shopping capabilities.  Shop local. Shop Leeds.

Giving Tuesday - November 30

On Giving Tuesday, some charities have donor opportunities to match your contributions so this is a great time to give! For more information on each of these charities, please click this link.

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Think of others.  It's Giving Tuesday!  Open your heart and give to the charity of your choice.  Remember our local charities right here in Leeds, Alabama.  Here are a few:

Ann's New Life Center
Friends of the Library
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5587
Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Education Foundation
Leeds Historical Society
Leeds Lions Club
Leeds Outreach
Masonic Lodge #446
Moton Community Center
The Red Barn
Tri-County Civitan Club
Women's Literary Club of Leeds
Your Local Churches

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, December 1

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

Holidays are a Time of Giving

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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.


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Leeds Outreach

For information about Leeds Outreach,  visit https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/guidelines and https://www.facebook.com/LeedsOutreach

toy drive

AmFirst Toy Drive now thru December 3

Let's spread the joy of the season...Please help us bring some cheer to families in need this holiday season.  You can help by donating a new, unwrapped toy to the toy drop off box at any one of our 21 branch locations at America's First Federal Credit Union.  The toys will be distributed to local families in need just in time for Christmas through great organizations such as the The City of Birmingham Division of Youth Services, Toys for Tots, Curt’s Closet and the Mulherin Custodial Home.  Donations may be made during regular business hours at any AmFirst branch from now through December 3rd.

Angel Tree Hope Marches on | Give Hope. Get Joy

Through Thursday, December 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.


Black Friday | Small Business Saturday | Cyber Monday 

Make sure to shop Leeds for all your Christmas needs!

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


L.A. Salon & Boutique Merchandise Black Friday Deals 

Wednesday and Friday deals!  Come, enjoy discounts and special savings storewide!  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/LA-Salon-Boutique-Merchandise-Page-104293324791233

Mum & Me Mercantile Black Friday Deals 

Hobo products 20% off, Able products 20% off, Christmas ornaments 25% off, entire store 20% off from 2-3p.  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/mumandmeleeds

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 - Swag Bag Giveaway Begins at 6 am

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

Homemade for the Holidays at The Wooden Anchor

Come Join us for Black Friday!
We make home decor, wedding decor, and build beautiful farmhouse furniture. We also make custom orders for furniture and signs.

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

Upcoming Events

Leeds Senior Center presents “Christmas Stories” with Storyteller Dolores Hydock

Join us for two funny and tender Christmas stories about the "something extra" tucked inside some special Christmas gifts.  Thursday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. | Tickets ~ $10 per person (includes lunch).  Call 205.699.0910 for info ~ Seating is limited.  Location: Leeds Civic Center - 1000 Park Drive.  Info:  https://www.leedsalabama.org/christmas-stories-with-storyteller-dolores-hydock/

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You are invited to VENUE 24 Between the Tracks for a Chamber After Hours on Thursday, December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by Leeds City Councilman, Kenneth Washington, and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.   VENUE 24 is an event center located in Leeds at 1550 Anderson Street serving the greater Leeds area for wedding receptions and parties since 2014.

A Chamber After Hours is a free event which gives the opportunity for area business professionals to meet, greet, develop relationships after normal business hours for those who cannot attend business events during the day.

Come and go or come and stay.  For more information and to RSVP for this event, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001 or email to Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Champagne & Glitter Event | Merch Boutique

Sip & Shop * Glitter on Tap + Pop-Up Party - December 2 | 5-8p - More Info: https://www.facebook.com/merchboutiqueAL

Drive through Christmas Caroling | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Drive through Christmas Caroling December 4 from 4-6 pm.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

1st Monday Ladies Meeting! ornament swap December 6 | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Artist Reception for Tanna Rose | Leeds Arts Council

Join Leeds Arts Council for the Artist Reception - Sunday, December 5th | 1:30 -3:30p.  Please make your plans to see the excellent work by Tanna Rose. Admission is free and open to the public.
Leeds Arts Council is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds.  More Info:  www.leedsartscouncil.org

Photos With Santa | The Shops of Grand River 

Date: Dec 4, 11 & 18 | Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Suite 610 (Across from Tommy Hilfiger)
To book an appointment call Guest Services at (205) 699-3700
Please bring your camera to make photos.

Leeds Christmas Parade | Register Now 

Date:  Dec 10 - 7 pm - It's free to ride in the Leeds Christmas Parade, but you must register to participate.  To register, please call 205.965.9392 or download parade application at https://leedsareachamber.com/leeds-christmas-parade/


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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