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My Story Town Event This Week at Leeds Fire & Rescue


Tuesday was our second My Story Town event under the direction of Annette McGuire and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Our tour this month was with Leeds Fire & Rescue and we visited Leeds Fire Station 1 on Park Drive.  Our firefighters shared information with the children and adults about home and fire safety, what a firefighter does, about the equipment that a firefighter uses and so much more.  One of the firefighters put on the fire safety suit for everyone to see each layer of clothing that he wears to keep him safe when he is working to put out fires and going into a burning building to rescue people and their pets. Everyone saw that firefighters have to wear lots of equipment to protect themselves.

Mr. Randy Ray of the Leeds Historical Society is our My Story Town historian. We learned from him how Leeds is the City of Valor, that our firefighters have valor and we can, too.  My Story Town is a wonderful new program that teaches us more about our awesome city and helps us continue to "build community" as we learn more about Leeds, the people and places of Leeds and the history of Leeds.

Approximately 30 people participated in this month's event.  Children brought their My Story Town Passports with them and they received a MST Sticker to put in their passport to commemorate this event.  Children also received a button to begin their My Story Town button collection.

Our next My Story Town event will be Tuesday, November 8 at 10:30 am.  For more information about this program, visit www.LeedsLibrary.com.

Ann's New Life Center Leeds Welcomes Lucian!

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Ann's New Life Center welcomes a new baby boy last week.  Lucian was born at 33 weeks weighing 5 pounds.  Mom says he is doing great!  Lucian is truly a gift from God.  We appreciate the work that Ann's New Life does here in Leeds.  If you are not familiar with this local non-profit, we invite you to visit them soon.  They offer so much help to expectant parents including parenting classes, the opportunity to earn while you learn to purchase items in Ann's baby store that these parents will need to take care of their babies.  If you would like to be part of this exciting work, there are volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Ann's New Life Center
7404 Roosevelt Street, Leeds

Grand River Drive In 

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

Movie Schedule for Friday-Saturday, OCTOBER 14TH - OCTOBER 15TH

screen 1: closed for maintenance
screen 2: 7:30pm - HALLOWEEN ENDS / 9:35pm - NOPE
screen 3: 7:30 pm – SMILE / 9:40 pm - INVITATION
screen 4: 7:30 pm - LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (PG) / 9:35 pm - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) (PG)

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

Thursday, October 13

The GAME Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join the Library Family & Friends Game Club for all ages! Come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on Thursday, October 13 (EVERY 2nd Thursday) at 4:00pm - 5:00pm for Board games, card games, and snacks.

For More Information Call (205) 699-6259 or visit our website: www.leedslibrary.com.

Foosball & Cornhole Tournaments | Van's Bar

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

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Len Park Live - Thursday (6-9pm)

Friday, October 14

Fix-It Friday | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Friday, October 14th — Drop in between 10 am and 12 noon in celebration of National Cookbook Month.  Find a recipe using pumpkin and upload a photos to Instagram tag @libraryleedsal and #leedslibrary.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - www.LeedsLibrary.com 

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Greg Tolbert Live - Friday (6-9pm)

DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke | Van's Bar Leeds

Fun times at VAN'S this Friday. Join us for DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke.
More info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Saturday, October 15

Leeds Chess Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Leeds Chess Club is meeting at the Library this Saturday, October 15 (every 1st and 3rd Saturday) in our Program Room from 10am to 12pm. Come join us to watch or play. All skill levels are welcome. Do you still have "Learn How to Play Chess" on your Bucket List? Come learn to play and gain some strategies.

Call for more information 205-699-5962  or visit www.LeedsLibrary.com

Katie Slagle Live at the Rail | Rails and Ales

Music with Katie Slagle 7-11 pm. Food truck TBD 6-9 pm.

Info:  railsandales.beer

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Rock Mountain Caravan - Saturday (2-5pm)

Check out our Special Drinks - October:

  • Purple People Eater - Celebrating Halloween / Purple color represents Domestic Violence Victims
  • Octoberfest - Original brew from Neighbors

Van's 61st Birthday Bash | Van's Bar

The man, the myth, the legend is celebrating another trip around the sun. Join us on October 15th at 8:00 PM to celebrate Van's 61st birthday! Come out to wish Van a very happy birthday!!
Also, see Nacho Daddy LIVE at 9:00 PM. $6 cover, 21+ show

Sunday, October 16


Happy Sunday

Enjoy your day and celebrate in the church of your choice!

The 1920s Jazz Babies | Leeds Arts Council

Come & enjoy some music from the era known as the Roaring 20s at 4 pm on October 16 with The 1920s Jazz Babies at Leeds Arts Council.

Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

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Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Freddie Lee Live - Sunday (2-5pm)

We have transformed our dining room and decorated it for Halloween. Stop in!

Ladies Fall Event | Leeds First Baptist Church

Join us for Ladies’ Night at FBC Leeds in Bird Park located just behind the church.

Sunday, October 16 | 5 pm

Info: www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Monday, October 17

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Hustle & Grind Coffee Monday  | 6a-11a

Hustle & Grind Coffee Company will begin serving their wonderful coffee and breakfast items in historic downtown Leeds on Monday, October 17 at the corner of 9th Street & Parkway each Monday morning (where Food Truck Mondays usually set up). Please note that they will be here from 6a-11a that morning. We are excited to have a coffee specialty option right here in downtown Leeds on Monday mornings! 

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

We are holding open hours every monday to offer the opportunity to view the wonderful works of art hanging on our walls which features a new artist every month!

More Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Monday Lunchtime Movies | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Bring your lunch and meet your friends at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for Lunchtime Movies from 11am - 1pm. Our Lunchtime Movies are a -drop-in to watch and leave when you need to -style program.  This week's movie will be CLUE!

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962

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Grief in the Garden | Green Up Garden Shop

Grief in the Garden event scheduled for Monday, October 17 from 11am-12pm sponsored by Be Set Free Counseling & Coaching Services.  Location:  Green Up Garden Center.

Be Set Free Counseling & Coaching Services | 205.702.6204

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UPWARD Basketball & Cheer Registration Begins | FBC Leeds

Registration begins Monday, October 17. Looking forward to a great season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading @ FBC Leeds.

Tuesday, October 18

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, October 19

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassador Meeting | Mango's Cantina & Grill

Corporate Ambassadors for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at Noon on Wednesday, October 19 (third Wednesday of each month) at Mango's Cantina & Grill, unless otherwise specified. Lunch is $10 and an RSVP is required. In addition to covering Chamber business and assignments at each meeting, business building information is shared and each attendee is given a few moments to share information about themselves and their company.  This is a great meeting for any business professional who would like more business exposure in the Leeds area.

More Info: https://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 | 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 to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)

Monthly Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 20 at 11:45 am with Guest Speaker, Leeds Fire Chief Chuck Parsons at Leeds First United Methodist Church.  Make reservations now by calling 205.965.9392 or email Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

More Info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com 

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Halloween Party | The American Legion 107

Halloween is coming soon
so grab your mask or your broom
Post 107 will be your host
come dressed not as yourself, but a zombie or ghost.
There will be food, drink and witches brew
now all we really need is you.
Saturday, October 22 - 7 pm
Scaryoke | Costume Contest
The American Legion Post 107
Leeds, AL - 205.699.2695

Jeepers Creepers - Trunk or Treat | The Backyard Leeds

Jeepers Creepers! Are you joining us for our trunk or treat this year?

Iron City Wranglers teamed up with The Backyard for the second year in a row! On October 23rd, get ready to make your way from Jeep to Jeep for the MOST UNIQUE trunk or treat experience in the Birmingham area.

Date - October 23rd, 2022 (Sunday)
Time - Fun Activities All-Day // Trunk or Treat 2-5pm

Trunk or Treat with Iron City Wranglers | 2-5pm
Pumpkin Painting Contest | All Day – First to Enter
Costume Contest | All Day – Open to Everyone
Best Decorated Jeep Award | (ICW) award only
Award Ceremony | 5-5:30pm
Door Prizes for Our Winners to Follow
All Day Festive Food, Drink, and Live Music

LINK - https://backyardleeds.com/events/jeepers-creepers-trunk-or-treat/

Pumpkins & Chili with Stratford Real Estate | Rails and Ales

Sunday, October 23 from 4-7 pm

Happy Fall, y’all! Please join us for our first annual “Pumpkins & Chili”.
There will be a pallet of pumpkins for painting, a chili bar, and a fall photo booth!
Rails & Ales will also be open for beer & wine!

More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1197027207519027/ 

Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout

Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout 2022 - Thursday, October 27 from 11a-1p | The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce would like to show our appreciation to you as a chamber member.

Our Board of Directors will have hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill to provide an appreciation lunch just for you so if you are a chamber member, drop by anytime between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for a free lunch on us! Location:  Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

There is no charge to participate, but RSVP is required so we may prepare enough food.

To RSVP, please call Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001, 205.965.9392 or email Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Boos & Brews Party | Rails & Ales

Halloween Party Friday, October 28 - come dressed in your best costume. 6-11 pm.

Info:  railsandales.beer

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2022 Leeds Monster Mash Dash Color Run | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Saturday, October 29 - Fun Run at 9:00 am.  More Info:  www.LeedsK12.org 

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Trunk or Treat🎃  | The American Legion 107

Saturday, October 29 | 11a - 1p
Balloon pop, cake walk, food - Everything is FREE
Public Welcome
The American Legion Post 107
Leeds - 205.699.2695

Leeds Cruising for Toys Charity Cruise In | Saturday, October 29

Leeds Cruising for Toys, cruise-in for a cause, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022 beginning at 1:00 pm in downtown Leeds, Alabama. This event is open to all cars, trucks and bikes. Admission: an unwrapped toy or donation. Bring unwrapped toy to enter drawing to win $500 cash.  This is a toy drive and fundraiser to benefit children and teens through Leeds Outreach to provide Christmas for needy families.  Cruise-In | 50-50 | Door Prizes | Food Trucks.  We are accepting unwrapped toys, monetary donations and items for door prizes. Let’s all work together to make this a great Christmas for many children!  This event is hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Leeds and C & C Motor Company.

More Info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Halloween Spooktacular & Costume Contest | Van's Bar Leeds

One of the largest and spookiest Halloween parties in town. Join us for VAN'S Annual Boos & Booze Halloween Spooktacular and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 29th, starting at 7 PM!

$1,000 in cash prizes. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. You gotta go big to win!
More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Trunk or Treat | First Baptist Leeds

Sunday, October 30 * 3-5 pm

Hot dogs, hayride, bounce house, candy

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat - Monday, October 31

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce announces Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat 2022 scheduled for Monday, October 31. Downtown Trick or Treating provides safe and fun event for all children in our area to participate in each year and all businesses in the greater Leeds area are encouraged to participate.  As always, our Trick or Treating hours will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. You do not have to be a Chamber Member to participate in this event and there is no fee to participate as a vendor – just plan to bring LOTS OF CANDY. If your company is not located in the designated downtown area, you may sign up to participate and be issued a designated space to set up.

For more information or to register your business to participate in this exciting event, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at 205.699.5001 and visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.


Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library!  This is a new special event in conjunction with Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat event.  See details below for dates and times to drop off your decorated or carved pumpkin to enter the contest and for the viewing/judging of all pumpkins.  It’s going to be a fabulous time!!

Click here to download these printables & complete to enter the contest!

Hiring / Job Opportunities

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Job Opportunities | AmFirst

We Are Hiring!
If you’re interested in working with us, visit our Careers page on our website and apply today: http://amfirst.org/why/careers
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Job Opportunity | Guardian Systems, Inc.

Guardian Systems has a job opening for a field technician . Must have high school degree or equivalent . Please apply in person at 1108 Ashville Road, Leeds AL. Thank you.

Linda Miller, President
Guardian Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 190
Leeds, AL 35094
Telephone 205-699-6647
Fax 205-699-3882

Job Opportunity | Three Earred Rabbit Leeds

Looking for a salad prep and casserole maker for our Leeds location.  25-30 hours per week, days no nights. Pay depends upon experience.

Three Earred Rabbit
8101 Parkway Drive, Leeds

Shopping, Deals & More

Dine China Wok Leeds

China Wok has great Chinese food.  The owners are great and they have a great sense of humor with their Facebook posts, too!

"so, we keep hearing something about "Tennessee Hate Week." well, we're not here to hate, we love everybody...even those with bizarre orange uniforms.

but, speaking of orange, why not stop by today and try our Orange Chicken, or any of our tasty Chinese dishes, all for a reasonable price? we'd love to see you...even Tennessee fans!  ~~open until 9:30 pm~~"

More Info:  www.facebook.com/leedschinawok

Dine Laney's Country Cooking

When you've got a "hankering" for plenty of delicious meats and veggies, Laney's Country Cooking is the perfect choice with a daily buffet (includes desserts)!  Open for breakfast and lunch.  Visit their Facebook Page for daily menus.

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Whataburger Spicy Chicken Sandwich

The season of the ‘wich is upon us! 🧙‍♀️✨
Whataburger Leeds


Shop Historic Downtown Leeds

Bargain Bee's - Facebook page
LA Salon, Flowers & Boutique - La Salon Facebook page
Merch Boutique - Facebook page
Mills Pharmacies - Facebook page
Mum & Me Mercantile - mumandmeleeds.com
Overstock Mattress & Beds - Facebook page
Pants Store - pantsstore.com
Patterson Pharmacy - Facebook page
Standard Furniture - StandardFurniture.com
The Wooden Anchor - Facebook page
It's worth the drive to Leeds, Alabama!

See It. Love It. Get It. | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Don't let the best gifts get away.  The deals are just the beginning at your favorite shopping and entertainment destination!

Be a Sponsor and Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Leeds Outreach would not be able to make our Earl Street Christmas for Children Program a success without our sponsors.  If you wish to be a sponsor, you can apply online at https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com.  You may email us at leedsoutreach@gmail.com and we will send a link to apply online.  Thank you.  We pray you will be blessed for your generosity.  Have a Merry Christmas.

Get Answers to Your Questions on Starting a New Business in Leeds

Get your business off on the right track. Download your FREE City of Leeds Business Licensing Guide with step-by-step checklist and collaborate with the Leeds Business Resource Team!

Let their experience guide you so you can have smooth travels through each stage of the process.

Learn more at www.LeedsAlabama.org/business

This Week's Recipe

Sheet-Pan Maple-Dijon Sausage and Fall Veggies

Sheet-Pan Maple-Dijon Sausage and Fall Veggies – A quick sheet pan dinner that is easy-to-make and full of Fall flavors! This sheet-pan sausage recipe with sweet potato and Brussels sprout is quick to throw together: dump everything on a sheet pan and roast for 30 minutes. Perfect for a cozy and heartwarming family dinner. Enjoy!

Get recipe @ EatWell101


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Everyone Leeds need your help!  We want your videos!  We want to know why you love leeds and the best way to communicate that is through a short selfie video.  All you have to do is to record your video on your iPhone or Android and send it to us.  Don't worry about messing up!  You can record as many takes as you want until you get it like you want it to be - just 30-60 seconds of you sharing why you love our wonderful City of Leeds.  We know that Everyone Loves Leeds, but we want to know why YOU LOVE LEEDS!  You may email your video to us at everyoneleeds@gmail.com or share it with us on Google Drive.  Your video will be shared on our Everyone Leeds website (www.EveryoneLeeds.com) and our social media.  We look forward to hearing why you love Leeds!  #ILoveLeeds

Don't worry! If you're camera shy, you can still get in the news.  We'll be happy to accept your written blurb!

Let Everyone Leeds Share Your News!

Community is important so that's why we want your news.  Whether you have a heart-warming story about the people of Leeds, a local business, an upcoming event or a bit of history that you would like to share, we're all ears here at Everyone Leeds.  Everyone Leeds is a positive platform to help you get your news out so please send us your news and happenings each week!

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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