Leeds Happenings this Week!

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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!

YP Leeds Area Kick Off Event Was a Huge Success

Over 50 Young Professionals attended the first monthly social hosted at Rails and Ales in downtown Leeds. Our Leeds Area YP was able to discuss the mission statement, membership options, application information and future Leeds philanthropy projects in the works. This YP event was exactly what the organization needed to ignite community excitement in the 21-45 age range. It was a great night of networking, connecting and socializing!

Our mission is committed to positively impacting the Leeds area by encouraging our members to outreach and have fun while doing so!

More Info: https://ypleedsarea.com/

Thursday, October 14

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | Rails & Ales

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun every Thursday night | Trivia begins at 7 + Mr Taco Truck 2 7:30-9:30.  More Info:  www.railsandales.beer

Friday, October 15

Evan Kennedy Live at the Rail + Cousins Maine Lobster | Rails & Ales

Live Music with Evan Kennedy 7–11 pm. Cousins Maine Lobster Truck 5-9 pm.

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/

Saturday, October 16

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/



Eric Watters Live at the Rail | Ricarda's Filipino BBQ Truck | Rails & Ales
Live Music w/Eric Watters 7-9 pm + Ricarda's Filipino BBQ Truck 6-9 pm

More Info:  https://railsandales.beer 


Monday, October 18

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Food Truck Monday at the Gazebo

Food Truck Monday - October 18 with Wasabi Juan on Parkway and 9th Street. This food truck will be on location from 11:00 am until ?

Tuesday, October 19

Art Classes with Tanna Rose at Leeds Arts Council

5:30-7:30 pm | The Leeds Arts Council now offers ongoing visual art classes each Tuesday.

More Info:  www.leedsartscouncil.org

Wednesday, October 20

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Corporate Ambassador Meeting

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassadors meet at Noon on the third Wednesday of each month at Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds (unless otherwise specified).

For more information about this chamber benefit, please visit https://leedsareachamber.com/corporate-ambassador-program/

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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


Next YPLA Social Costumes & Cocktails

The next YP social will be October 20th at the new 8139 Event Boutique in downtown Leeds. It is a ‘Costume and Cocktails’ theme, with a prize for best costume! Additionally, we are asking our YP attendees to bring a new, unwrapped gift for the Cruise in for Toys event that will be held November 13th. Those who bring a toy will be entered into a drawing for $500!

See you October 20th, it’s sure to be a Spooktacular night!

More Info: https://ypleedsarea.com/

Thursday, October 21

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Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
RSVP Now for Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce hosts their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church Leeds 7481 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/678665946432799


Third Thursday Deals - LA Salon, Flowers & Boutique

October 21 Third Thursday Specials All Day Long: Discounts off select items. Keep that summer tan all through the fall with tanning specials. LA Salon Hours: M-F 10a-6p. After hours available until 7p on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. More info: Call 205.699.3042.



Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout 2021 – Thursday, October 28 from 11a-1p

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce would like to show our appreciation to you as a chamber member. Chamber Member Appreciation Cookout 2021 Our Board of Directors will have hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill to provide an appreciation lunch just for…

More Info: https://leedsareachamber.com/chamber-member-appreciation-cookout-2021/

Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat

If you are a local business and would like to participate in this event, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or download the application on the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce website.   This is a great opportunity to get in front of thousands of families in downtown Leeds and give back to the community.  It's going to be a great event!

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Monster Mash Dash 5k and Color Run

Saturday, October 30 | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

The Leeds Elementary and Leeds Primary PTO annual Monster Mash 5K and Fun Run is scheduled for October 30th at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. This year’s run is a combined fundraiser for both schools. Our goal is to educate our students about living a healthy lifestyle in addition to raising funds to go towards improving literacy and technology in both buildings.  For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/238629268181049


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone in the City of Leeds to LIGHT UP THE TOWN and raise money for a great cause to kick off the Christmas and holiday season!


We would like to invite you to be an important part of the success for a wonderful community event designed to raise money for a great cause – Christmas toys for children of Leeds needy families through Leeds Outreach with the Leeds Cruising for Toys Cruise-In for a Cause Event scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021 beginning at 2:00 pm.

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


As you can see from the attached event flyer, this special event will include the cruise-in for which we expect 200-400 automobiles to cruise into downtown Leeds, prizes, street vendors, food trucks, Christmas Open House and a Parade of Cars.  Leeds High School Band will lead the Parade of Cars through downtown Leeds just prior to our annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the gazebo.  The band and Leeds High School Chorus will then entertain everyone with Christmas music and Santa will be there to greet children for Selfies with Santa to top off the holiday evening.


So how can you help or be part of this awesome event?  There are several ways.  If you have a business in Leeds, no matter whether you are a retailer or a service provider:
1)    Have your storefront decorated for Christmas by November 13
2)    Open your doors to the public on that Saturday from 2:00 pm until around 6:00 pm. (If retail, this is your opportunity for shoppers.  If service provider, law practice, insurance agent, etc., welcome visitors in to meet/greet, serve refreshments like hot cider, etc.  Utilize this opportunity to get to know people and welcome them to Leeds.
3)    If your business is not in Leeds or you would like to set up as a street vendor downtown, register as a street vendor.
4)    Consider an event sponsorship to help us raise money for this charitable cause.
5)    If you would like to register your vehicle in the cruise-in, please bring a toy or donation for admission.
6)    Encourage others to bring an unwrapped toy for a chance to win $500 cash!
7)    Help us “Get the Word Out” about this awesome event.


This is an opportunity for the entire City of Leeds to “do it up big”, to be festive and welcoming to visitors that afternoon to kick off the holiday season and do something worthwhile for someone else.

If you would like to register a street vendor space, food truck or participate as a corporate sponsor for this event, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001.  Visit  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com for complete details and to download forms!

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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