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Leeds Fitness Court Opens
Leeds Fitness Court opens today (Thursday), September 15 at 10:00 am with a ribbon cutting. On behalf of the City of Leeds, Mayor David Miller, along with Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ribbon in celebration of the completion of this project and the grand opening of the fitness court.
Leeds fitness court is open to ages 14+. This project was made possible in part by a Blue Cross Blue Shield grant. The fitness court is located at Leeds Memorial Park near the pavilion.
Plans are to expand the existing children's playground area. New children's playground equipment has been purchased and will be installed between now and spring.
Guild Mortgage Ribbon Cutting
The City of Leeds and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting at the new Guild Mortgage - Casey Parsons Team located at 1030 Ashville Road next to Leigh's Signature Salon. Casey and her team stands ready to help you with your next mortgage. For more information, please visit www.guildmortgage.com/caseyparsons or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First My Story Town - Leeds Alabama Event a Success
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library hosted the first My Story Town - Leeds Alabama event and it was a huge success. Approximately 20 adults and children attended this event held at the library for attendees to learn more about the library and its history.
Annette McGuire, LJCL Programs & Services Coordinator, read a book that talked about My Story Town and shared some information about what My Story Town is and plans for the next 24 months with monthly tours around the City of Leeds for everyone to learn more about the people, businesses and organizations that make Leeds the great city that it is in celebration of the library's 100th birthday which will be in 2023. Randy Ray from Leeds Historical Society shared information about the history of the library and Jane Culbreth with whom the library was named after.
The children were presented with My Story Town passports and the first sticker for their passport. Children will receive a sticker for their book each time they attend a My Story Town tour event. The next My Story Town event will be held at the Leeds Fire Department on Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30 am.
For more information about this and other library events and programs, please visit www.LeedsLibrary.com or call 205.699.5962.
Retail & Merchandising Business Workshop Held
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sabre Finance held its first business workshop this week, Retail & Merchandising. This series of free workshops planned for the greater Leeds small business community are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the City Annex at 1412 9th Street. The next workshop will be 'Managing Small Business Finances". 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.
1st Annual Grand River Invitational 5k Cross Country Run
It was a great time on Saturday at the 1st Annual Grand River Invitational 5k Cross Country Run hosted by The Outlet Shops of Grand River. It was a great turnout. Weather held out. It was a fabulous event!
Grand River Drive In
Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!
September 16th - September 17th
Box Office Opens At 6:00pm | Start Time Now 7:30 Pm
Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 7:30pm - The Woman King / 10:00pm - Bullet Train
Screen 3: 7:30pm – Barbarian / 9:35pm - Thor: Love and Thunder
Screen 4: 7:30 pm - Dc League of Superpets (Pg) / 9:35 pm - Top Gun: Maverick (Pg)
Movies Start At 7:30pm || Features Times Will Coincide with the Sunset.
Snack Shack: Open || The Backyard Bar & Grill - Closed
More Info: www.GrandRiverDrive-In.com
Thursday, September 15
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce September 15 Luncheon
Teen Game Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | Rails & Ales
Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun to Rails and Ales every Thursday at 7 pm. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, commercials, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite party music while answering fun questions. Prizes to the winning teams. Event: https://railsandales.beer/events
Friday, September 16
Live Music | Van's Bar
Saturday, September 17
Barber Automobile Tag Day | Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
September 17: 10am-1pm. Do you have a Barber tag on your car or truck? (Alabama residents can purchase a distinctive Barber Museum motorcycle or car tag at the DMV for $50. This adds a unique accessory to your vehicle as well as supporting the museum and most of the cost of the tag goes directly to the museum and is tax deductible.) Learn more: Visit Facebook Page
Live Music | Van's Bar
Sunday, September 18
Celebrate Sundays in the church of your choice!
Family Life Center Grand Opening | LFMC
Monday, September 19
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 enjoy Monday Lunchtime Movies at the Library. This week's movie will be Breakfast at Tiffany's!
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962
Tuesday, September 20
Community Vision Session | Leeds Main Street
You're invited to help shape our Downtown District - Community Vision Session with Main Street Alabama at 5 pm on Tuesday, September 20 in the Leeds Middle School Lunchroom. More info: Facebook/leedsmainstreet
Pottery Class | The Wooden Anchor
September 20 - 6:30 pm. Come join us for a pottery class with Debbie Simmons, Look to the Hills Pottery! Just call or stop in to sign up and we'll send you payment information.
The Wooden Anchor
8149 Parkway Drive, Leeds
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
Wednesday, September 21
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassador Meeting
The Corporate Ambassadors of Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at Noon on Wednesday, September 21 at Mango's Cantina & Grill. This meeting is open to all Chamber Members and anyone who would like to learn more about this program. Each attendee will have a few moments to share information about their business and learn more about what's happening in our community. Please RSVP to 205.965.9392. More Info: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com
Art at the Library with Karen Carroll
Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 pm. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night | Van's Bar
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Family Favorite FALL EXPO | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Join us at the Family Favorite Fall Expo with Birmingham Parent! Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Family fun! Face painting, balloon art, games and prizes, giveaways and more! Visit local businesses & organizations!
More Info: ShopsOfGrandRiver.com
Grand River Art Walk | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Experience amazing art from local artists as you stroll around The Outlet Shops of Grand River on Saturday, September 24, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Vote for your favorite artist for the People's Choice Award!
More Info: ShopsOfGrandRiver.com
Shopping, Deals & More
Ryobi tools and batteries. No shortage of discounted merchandise at our store.
Bargain Bees - 1501 8th Street, Leeds across from the post office.
Shop LA Salon & Boutique
1601 9th Street on Livery Square
Overstock Mattress & Beds
Mum & Me Mercantile
Stop in to see their merchandise soon!
8032 Parkway Drive, Leeds - 205.702.6677
This Week's Recipe
Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
Chicken breasts casserole recipe is packed with delicious flavors - Try the chicken casserole with spinach, cream cheese, and mozzarella for a nice combination for a busy day's meal!.
Get recipe @ EatWell101
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