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It's was a Fabulous Homecoming Week and a Big Win!
It was a fabulous Homecoming Week! Team spirit spilled over everywhere. Besides a huge win over Southside Gadsden and a great evening at the homecoming game on Friday night, the homecoming parade through downtown Leeds was so much fun! Annette McGuire at the library captured some wonderful video clips and photos of the parade so be sure to check them out on the Library Facebook page.
Adding to the spirit throughout downtown Leeds, you could see Chris Barentz painting the town green on many of the storefronts as well as Leeds Main Street. The library staff painted theirs and you could see the windows painted at Laney's Country Cooking, too. It's great to see everyone so excited about Leeds, Alabama and putting so much effort into team spirit! Roll Greenwave Roll! #RGR
Leeds National Night Out 2022 was a Huge Success
Leeds National Night Out brought a good crowd to enjoy a great night together on Tuesday. Spire cooked plenty of hot dogs and we had popcorn from Premier. The kids enjoyed face painting, bouncy houses and more. This event was sponsored and hosted by Leeds Police Department and Leeds Fire & Rescue. There were plenty of local vendors with lots of giveaways. Police Chief Irwin said a few words from the stage and Miss Leeds Area 2023 Emma Wright sang the National Anthem. We appreciate the work that Chief Irwin and Chief Parsons and their organizations put into this event, Steve Karr for DJ and sound, all of the vendors who participated and everyone who came out to enjoy the evening together!
Barber 17th Vintage Festival this Weekend!
Barber 17th Vintage Festival | Barber Motorsports Park
Grand RiverFest is this Sunday at The Outlet Shops of Grand River!
The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds announces the Grand RiverFest fall event scheduled for this Sunday, October 9 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the front parking lot. This one-day festival marketplace will host arts, crafts, food trucks, balloon art, face painting, bounce house, fashion and so much more! A new addition to the festival will include Zone Mobile Entertainment Gaming Theater from Huntsville, AL. This 50-foot gaming truck will provide kid friendly games such as Mario Kart, Madden, NBA 2K, Fortnight, Minecraft, Just Dance and many more.
We will have a superhero, Spider Man and several Enchanted Princesses like Tiana, Anna & Mirabel for the interaction with the children. The Mad Hatter will perform some balloon twisting for the children.
Grand RiverFest will include more than 60 vendors representing categories like artwork, candles, clothing & accessories, gifts, jewelry and more. There is something for everyone at this festival. This fall, we expanded our food trucks at Grand RiverFest and have added a new tent area to sit, relax and enjoy all the delicious food and snacks. Adopt-A-Golden Birmingham will be at the festival bringing along some furry friends just waiting for their forever home and so much more. Admission is absolutely free so bring your entire family for a day of fun. More Info: www.shopsofgrandriver.com
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 7TH - OCTOBER 8TH
BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00PM | START TIME NOW 7:30 PM
screen 1: closed for maintenance
screen 2: 7:30pm – SMILE / 9:40pm - ORPHAN: FIRST KILL
screen 3: 7:30 pm - DON’T WORRY, DARLING / 9:50 pm - ELVIS
screen 4: 7:30 pm - LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (PG) / 9:35 pm - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) (PG)
MOVIES START AT 7:30 PM || FEATURES TIMES COINCIDE WITH SUNSET
SNACK SHACK: OPEN || THE BACKYARD BAR & GRILL - CLOSED
Visit Us Online to View the Movies and Pre-order Tickets Quick and Easy - https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/
Thursday, October 6
LEGO CLUB | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth LEGO Club! Meet us in the Library Meeting Room on Thursday, October 6 (and EVERY 1st Thursday) at 4pm-5pm. AGES: Tot to Teen (3yrs and up). We will have a choice of Free-Style Building or a LEGO Challenge. For more information, call (205) 699-5962 or visit www.leedslibrary.com.
Friday, October 7
Short Stories & Long Lunches | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Friday, October 7th — Short Stories & Long Lunches - Meet your friends at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library to check put a book of short stories; then, go across the street to the Three Earred Rabbit for a long lunch. Chat and chew as you discuss your short stories together.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - www.LeedsLibrary.com
Arsenic & Old Lace Begins Friday at Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Arts Council presents a classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic & Old Lace which continues this Friday, October 7 and runs through October 9. Get your tickets now before it's too late....purchase tickets at lac.booktix.com or at the door.
Check out the wonderful article on this upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace at Trussville Tribune.
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Live Music with Martin and Marshall - Friday, October 7 from 6-9pm
Saturday, October 8
Family Movie | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Bring your friends and family to enjoy popcorn while watching the classic movie: Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin Family Movie at 11am - 1pm in the Library Meeting Room on Saturday, October 8th.
Call for more information 205-699-5962 or visit www.LeedsLibrary.com
Let's Get Spooky! Festive Fall-themed Children's Workshop | Earthborn studios
Come join us for a festive fall-themed children’s workshop on Saturday, October 8 at 10am. Adult attendance requested for children under 8 years old. Each child has their choice of projects. $45 covers clay, instruction, bisque firing, and glaze firing per child. No charge for adults attending.
Class size limited to 15 seats.
Arsenic & Old Lace continues at Leeds Arts Council | 7 PM
Leeds Arts Council presents a classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic & Old Lace which runs through October 9. Purchase tickets at lac.booktix.com or at the door.
Sunday, October 9
Enjoy your day and celebrate in the church of your choice!
Monday, October 10
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 Shrek 1&2!
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962
Tuesday, October 11
Business Workshop | Managing Your Business Finances
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sabre Finance plans the next FREE business workshop, Managing Small Business Finances, for 8:30 am on Tuesday, October 11 at the City Annex at 1412 9th Street. You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend. There is no charge to attend workshops, but a reservation is requested to plan food and appropriate handouts. For a list of workshops scheduled and to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
My Story Town Tour | Leeds Fire & Rescue
Meet us at the Leeds Fire Station at 10:30 am for My Story Town community program. Join us Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30 at Leeds Fire Station 1, 1081 Park Drive (across from the police department and in front of the Leeds Splash Pad). We are excited to present the newest Leeds Jane Culbreth Library program -My Story Town. We will hear stories and take a tour of the fire department. Special Thanks to our partners: Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Leeds Redevelopment Authority (RDA) and Everyone Leeds for donating stickers and Leeds My Story Town Passports.
For more information CALL: (205) 699-6259 or visit our website: 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
Wednesday, October 12
Beverly's Dance | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Christmas Extravaganza Auditions | Leeds Arts Council
AUDITION NOTICE!!! Love to sing? Love to dance? Love Christmas music??!!! Come out and audition for our Christmas Extravaganza Variety Show directed by Brandi McClaran. All ages are encouraged to audition. We will have group songs, duets and solo vocal performances and will incorporate dance into these selections. We will also have some skits thrown in as well.
Auditions will be held October 12th and 13th at 7pm at Leeds Arts Council at 8140 Parkway Drive. You may bring a track of any type song on your phone for your audition. Rehearsals will start the week of October 17th. Performance dates are December 2nd-4th. Please email Brandi McClaran at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night | Van's Bar
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
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.
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
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 - Full 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
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.
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
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.
Hiring / Job Opportunities
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
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
Job Opportunities | Buc-ee's Leeds
Job Opportunities | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
The shops at The Outlet Shops of Grand River are hiring. Please use this link to find your perfect new job! https://shopsofgrandriver.com/job-opportunities/
Shopping, Deals & More
We are so excited for Vintage Fest this weekend at @barbermotorsportspark @barbermuseum! We will be open this Sunday so come see us! @ahrmaofficial @kschwantz34 #rustysbarbq #barbervintagefestival
The Backyard Leeds | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Most Popular Fall Items on The Backyard Menu:
- Pork and Greens (Saw's BBQ)
- Grand River Pie (Neighbors)
- Neighbors Nachos
- Pork Rinds (Saw's BBQ)
- Oktoberfest (Neighbors Brewing)
Shop Hats | Mum & Me Mercantile
Need the perfect addition to any outfit?!? Come check out Jonathan Friend’s custom designed hats!! Come support your local artists and businesses!!
Workout Anytime Leeds
Rachel Borrello | General Manager & AL Area Developer | Workout Anytime Leeds
Email address email@example.com
Office # 205-702-2789 | https://workoutanytime.com/leeds
This Week's Recipe
Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion
Our easy Mediterranean salad recipe comes together in 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. This chopped salad recipe works as a side dish but also makes a vegetarian meal on its own.
Get recipe @ EatWell101
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