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We invite you to check out the scoop with all of the events, happenings, offerings and news snippets in this week's edition of Everyone Leeds.

Remember, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be next Thursday, November 17th.  It's going to be a great time together.

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Leeds High School Football will Face Scottsboro in Playoffs Round 2 at Homer Smiles Field!

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Guest Post by Darcy Phillips. Photos courtesy of Jakob Robbins. Graphic courtesy of LHS Football - #RGR

Last Friday night, at Homer Smiles Stadium, the LHS Greenwave faced off against Fairfield in their first game of the playoffs winning 39-13. The Green Wave had both huge offensive and defensive wins during the game with the Fairfield quarterback being sacked 4 times and Jeremiah Hunter ending with 155 passing yards and 4 Touchdowns alone. Hunter impressively averaged about 8.5 yards a carry. CJ Douglas, one of the team’s senior leaders states that “we knew they were a solid team whose abilities didn’t display their record going in, the coaches set up a great scheme for us to put certain guys in the best ability to succeed”. Douglas, being a key player himself, managed to block a punt in last week’s game. The boys definitely held nothing back against Fairfield and look forward to continuing their season going 10-0 into this week’s game against Scottsboro (7-4). Come out to support the Greenwave this Friday night!

Library Hosts My Story Town at Leeds Train Depot


Leeds Jane Culbreth Library held its third My Story Town event at Leeds Train Depot on Tuesday.  Randy Ray of Leeds Historical Society taught the children, their parents and others attending about the train depot, the history of transportation and showed the children how trains are a big part of Leeds history.  Annette McGuire, Library Director of Programs and events, provided the kids with their next My Story Town sticker to go in their passports to commemorate this event as well as coloring sheets and craft activities to reinforce the education provided by this experience.  This event, held the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am, is open to all ages and everyone is encouraged to attend and learn more about Leeds, its history and build a sense of community. The December 13th event will be held at the Library’s North Pole! Enjoy cookies, crafts, music, story time with Mrs. Claus, and write a letter to Santa! For more information about this and other library programs, please visit www.LeedsLibrary.com.

Grand River Drive In 

Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!


Gates open at 5:30pm / Movies begin at 6:30

screen 1: closed for maintenance
screen 3: 6:30pm - TICKET TO PARADISE / 8:30pm - DON’T WORRY, DARLING
screen 4: 6:30 pm - BLACK ADAM / 9:50 pm - SMILE

Visit Us Online to View the Movies and Pre-order Tickets Quick and Easy - www.grandriverdrive-in.com

Starting this week, we have new movie start times and our hours of operations begin earlier.
Hop on over to grandriverdrive-in.com to get all your news AND tickets for this week’s movie lineup!

Thursday, November 10

The Game Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join us for Leeds Library Family Game Club Day at 4pm in the Library Meeting Room. We have LOTS of new games to try and plenty of classics to return to. Library meeting room opens at 4pm - Drop-in until 6pm. Snacks will be provided! For more information, call (205) 699-6259 or visit our website: www.leedslibrary.com.

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Thursday -Rick Carter (6-9p)

Cornhole Tournaments Thursday | Van's Bar

It's Indoor Cornhole night at VAN'S in Leeds! Join the fun!!
More info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Friday, November 11

Closed for Veterans Day | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library 

The Library will be closed Friday and Saturday in honor of Veterans Day.  For More Information, call (205) 699-6259 or visit our website: www.leedslibrary.com.


Fish Fry | The American Legion 107

If you like to eat, this week is definitely for you. Join us when you can.
Friday, November 11 | 12 PM | The American Legion Post 107
Leeds - 205.699.2695 facebook.com/TheAmericanLegionPost107


Veterans Day Service | Knights Of Columbus

The Patriotic Assembly of the Leeds Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Veterans Day Service at the Leeds Memorial Park on November 11, 2022 at noon.

The Program will include:


Laying of a wreath




All are welcome! Any individual, group or organization who may wish to lay a wreath or flowers, please contact: Bill Watkins - crdnlinspt@gmail.com or 205-919-0090 to obtain an order of presentation number.

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Friday - Greg Tolbert (6-9p)

Stuart Douglas Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales 

Live music with Stuart Douglas 7 PM – 11 PM.

Info:  railsandales.beer

Ryan Flynt and the Motel Ice Machine | Van's Bar Leeds

Ryan Flynt and the Motel Ice Machine this Friday, November 11th, at 9 PM! Head to VAN'S and let the good times roll!! More info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Foosball Tournament Fridays | Van's Bar Leeds

Foos Thursdays is now Foos Fridays! Sounds better, doesn't it?
Join the fun at 7:00 PM. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Saturday, November 12

Main Street Music Fest Fundraiser | Rails & Ales

Join us for the first annual Main Street Music Fest on Saturday, November 12, benefiting Leeds Main Street! Enjoy live music from local artists and other activities! The football games will be on so you cannot use that as an excuse! If you love Leeds, you’ll be there. 😉

BYOM Party | The American Legion 107
If you like to eat, this week is definitely for you. Join us when you can.
Friday, November 12 | 4 PM | The American Legion Post 107
Leeds - 205.699.2695

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Saturday - TBD

Dj Dance Mix & Karaoke | Van's Bar Leeds

What are you going to sing tonight? Be the star on stage and sing your favorite karaoke song, then dance all night long at DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke at VAN'S in Leeds starting at 7:00 PM. More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Sunday, November 13

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Happy Sunday

Take time to reflect, celebrate in the church of your choice and enjoy your day!

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Sunday - Ricky Tate (1-4p)

Line Dance Team Tryouts | Van's Bar Leeds

Try out for Becca's Boot Scooters Line Dance Team presented by VAN'S in Leeds this coming Sunday, November 13th, from 1-5 PM! Learn a couple of dances, practice, then tryout for the judges. No special shoes required. Just bring your smile and your energy!! Must be 21+ to tryout. See YOU this Sunday.....
More information: Vans Bar Facebook Page

Monday, November 14

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Hustle & Grind Coffee Mondays  | 6a-11a

at the corner of 9th Street & Parkway!

Serving your coffee favorites and more!

Masterpiece Monday's at Leeds Theatre & Arts Center | 9a-Noon

Did you know we are open on Mondays from 9-12? Come on down to the #leedsartscouncil to view the art of November's featured artists and have a cup of coffee from the Hustle & Grind truck!

More Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Rudy | Monday Lunchtime Movie | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Nothing says “Iron-Bowl Month” quite like a classic football movie. Rudy’s inspirational story will resonate with everyone, and the chilly fall setting will fit your November mood. Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on Monday, November 14 at 11:00 am for Monday Lunchtime Movie, For more information, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT: www.LeedsLibrary.com

LEEDS ARCHERY IS BACK!!! | Leeds City Schools

Open practice will start November 14, 2022. . We will hold practice for any student grade 4-12th on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 until Christmas break. No experience needed. Those who have an interest in joining or are new archers we will be there to help you. Further questions, please contact Leeds Archery at archery@leedsk12.org. Looking forward to a great season!!!

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Community Thanksgiving Service | Cedar Grove Baptist Church Leeds

We are glad to be hosting the Community Thanksgiving Service this year! It will be held in our sanctuary on Monday evening, Nov. 14th, from 6:30-7:45 pm and followed by a dessert reception in our Banquet Hall. The participating churches so far are FBC Leeds, Valley View Baptist, Little Rock Missionary Baptist, Leeds First United Methodist, Epiphany Episcopal, Mosaic Chapel and Tower of Prayer.

Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday, Tot Time With Ms. Ramon | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Tot Time is designed for ages 2yrs - 5yrs with their caregivers. Come and enjoy music, stories, and crafts in the library meeting room each 1st and 3rd Tuesday with Ramona @10:30am.  For more information, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT:  www.LeedsLibrary.com 

Blazin Beats Music Bingo | Rails & Ales 

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is adding to the fun we bring with Blazin' Beats Bingo. This is a fast paced music bingo game where our hosts will play part of songs while you listen and mark them off on your bingo card. This ain't your grandma's bingo! Get ready to hear great music, win prizes and, hopefully, be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun to Rails and Ales every Tuesday at 7 pm. More Information: Rails & Ales

Line Dancing & Pool Tournament | Van's Bar

Join in the fun every Tuesday at Van's in Leeds for FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS by Becca's Barn Dance. Huge, smooth dance floor. No special shoes required. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Open dancing at 6:00 PM and lessons at 7:00 PM. A variety of dance levels and styles are taught and reviewed every week.  FUN-FREE-FELLOWSHIP!
Also, Weekly Pool Tournaments on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  Sign up 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 16

National Button Day - All Day Drop In | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Come to the library to guess how many buttons we have of Jane Culbreth on display.
Pick up a button and a few craft idea sheets to take home and make out of buttons. For more information: Call 205-699-5962 - Visit: www.LeedsLibrary.com

Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador meeting | Mango's Cantina & Grill

The November Corporate Ambassador meeting will be held at Noon on Wednesday, November 16 at Mango's Cantina & Grill. This is a great meeting for any local business to have a representative at the table. Each attendee will have a moment to share information about your particular company. Feel free to bring business cards, brochures or anything else that you would like to share with other business professionals attending.
We will be discussing upcoming chamber and community events and more.
Look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds

The Backyard introduces its FREE BILLIARDS @ THE BACKYARD every Wednesday from 5-9pm!
Enjoy free games of billiards, food specials, and drink specials!
($10 minimum purchase required)

Open Mic Night  & Weekly Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar

Join the LIVE and local music scene at VAN'S every Wednesday night for Open Mic Night hosted by Craig and Hutch of Hutch Edwards Project ... Fun times!

Upcoming Events

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds First United Methodist Church

RSVP Now - Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 17 at Leeds First United Methodist Church located at 1089 6th Street, Leeds.  Guest speaker will be State Senator Dan Roberts.

This is a great opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other Leeds area business professionals, hear a great speaker and enjoy a great lunch.

To learn more about upcoming speaker and meeting information, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Leeds Downtown Tree Lighting

Meet us in Downtown Leeds around the Christmas Tree in the park - on the corner of 9th Street and Parkway Drive - on Thursday, November 17th for the Annual Leeds Downtown Tree Lighting at 6pm. Festivities include Tree Lighting, Leeds High School Band Performance, Food Trucks and Selfies with Santa. Sponsored by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Leeds and America's First Federal Credit Union.
Look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Thanksgiving Service and luncheon | First Baptist Church Leeds

Mark your calendars!
FBC Leeds Thanksgiving Service and luncheon, Nov 20th!
One service at 10:45AM and luncheon at 12 PM. Everyone invited!

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Leeds Community Chorus Autumn Concert | Leeds Arts Council

Sunday, November 20 - 3p
Tickets $10
Info:  LeedsArtsCouncil.org

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LMS Christmas Concert | LMS Gym

SAVE THE DATE - LMS Band Parents,
The LMS Band Christmas Concert will be taking place Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 PM in the LMS gym. Students will need to report to the Band Room at 6:00 PM. 6th, 7th, & 8th grade bands will all be performing. Students will need to stay for the duration of the entire concert. Please share the flyer on social media & help get the word out!

Shopping, Deals & More

Laney's Country Cooking

Check out Laney's County Cooking Lunch Menu Daily @ Laney's Country Cooking Facebook Page and then come on over and enjoy the taste of real home cooking.  Laney's serves home cooked breakfast daily. We use only the freshest ingredients. On Saturdays, we serve an "All you can eat" buffet. Children 10 and under are 1/2 price and seniors receive a 10% discount. For lunch, there is a "All you can eat" buffet that has at least 5 meats, 15 vegetables and casseroles, dessert bar with homemade cakes, pies, and puddings and salad bar.

7601 Parkway Drive, Leeds | (205) 903-9738

Thanksgiving Catering |  Rusty's Bar-B-Q

Thanksgiving is in a few weeks! Let us take the stress out of your meal! Whether you need a full dinner, a casserole to take to a gathering, a dessert to add the final touch, or just a couple of individual plates, we’ve got you covered. Click the link below to fill out your order form. View form

Leeds Outreach Fundraiser @ Whataburger Leeds 

As long as we have a minimum of 50 transactions during your fundraiser, Leeds Outreach will receive a $500 donation. If 20% of sales during the event are greater than $500, Outreach will receive that amount. So the more people who eat at Whataburger , the more of a chance Leeds Outreach has to get over $500.

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Bargain Bee's

Shop Bargain Bee's, located at 1501 8th Street in Leeds, Alabama across from the post office. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.


La Salon & Boutique

Ladies take a look at this two tone blouse, oh and feel the softness.. super cute!! You’ll turn heads with this little number!❤️
Pictured is paired with our Lucy Leggin Jeans!

LA Salon Boutique
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on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds

Veterans Day Sale | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River

Friday, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13
For more information: https://shopsofgrandriver.com/

Helping Others

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Season Of The Savior Stockings | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus is partnering with Birmingham Metro Mission Association for the Season of the Savior stockings. These efforts kicked off October 2 and goes through December 4.  Fill a stocking...fill a need.

Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus is in Leeds on Hwy 78 just past The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

For more information about this mission project, please contact Lois Love at 205.577.7690.

The Red Barn

Donate to help a low-income child with disabilities ride horses.

Learn more:  www.TheRedBarn.org

This Week's Recipe

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie comes from vintage recipes. Give it a try!

Recipe @ impossible cheeseburger pie



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