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Drayer Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting for New Location
The City of Leeds and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute on Friday, September 23 in celebration of their new location at 7480 Parkway Drive, Suite 128, Leeds. Leeds Councilman, Johnny Dutton, cut the ribbon along with a host of city leaders and Drayer PT personnel. For more information about Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, please visit www.drayerpt.com.
Leeds City Leaders & Drayer PT Staff Members cutting the ribbon to celebrate new location Photo L-R: Steven Weems, John Fraley, Emily bolton, Holly Murr, Rachel Pullen, Olivia Allrick, Allison Lowmann, Karl Korendil, Johnny Dutton, Brian Kirby, Sandra McGuire, Tim Holbrook, Carson Rains, Jessica Kribbs, Rachel Kibbel, Rachel Borrello, Jalel Nance and Chief Chuck Parsons. Photo courtesy of Dona Bonnett.
Moton Center Receives $50k T-Mobile Grant
Moton Community Center held a celebration on Tuesday to celebrate the receipt of a $50k grant from T-Mobile. Photo includes: Dr. Carl Marbury, Josiah Burdette - T-Mobile, Dr. Gloria Haynes, General George Bowman - Priority Soldiers. Photo courtesy of Tiffiany Ward.
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597 Presents American Flags to Local Businesses
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597 presented an American Flag to Laney's Country Cooking in honor and memory of family members and friends of Laney's owners and staff. Those honored were Harold Olmstead - Airforce POW, Greg Patterson - Army, Floyd Byers - Army and Marvin Brooks - Army and Navy.
Photo L-R: Dr. Bill Watkins - Past Grand Knight, Laney's Staff & Owners - Pam Patterson, Laney Martinez, Vicky Dean, Terry McCrary, Gina Rogers and Terry Taylor - Past Grand Knight.
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597 also presented an American Flag to Smith Printing in honor and memory of family members of Smith Printing Owner, Randy Smith. Those honored were Randy's grandfather, Lee Smith - WWII Army and uncle, Guss Smith - WWII Army.
Photo L-R: Dr. Bill Watkins - Terry Taylor - Past Grand Knight, Randy Smith, Tommy Lightsey, Dr. Bill Watkins - Past Grand Knight.
Names of all honored at each business will be acknowledged again at the Veterans Day event at Leeds Memorial Park and on Memorial Day. The Knights would like to thank Leeds Lowe's for their generous donations of the flags.
WoodmenLife Donates to Leeds Outreach
WoodmenLife made a donation to Leeds Outreach last week. Sandra McGuire, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, presented the check in the amount of $500 to Beverly Riddlesperger, Leeds Outreach Director. WoodmenLife, formerly known as Woodmen of the World, is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society founded in 1890 that operates a large privately held insurance company for its members.
Leeds Paving Projects Continue
City of Leeds paving projects continue. We were all excited to see a fresh coat of pavement on Parkway Drive this week. As you know, the 2022 Paving Project began early September and should be completed in a few days. This project is approximately $1.4 million worth of paving. You can see the streets being resurfaced at https://arcg.is/1GHe8S
If you have trouble accessing the map, here is a list of the streets to be paved: Martin Luther King Drive, Cahaba Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Moores Street, Skinner Avenue, Self Street, Lyle Avenue, Linden Street, Baker Avenue, Allen Street, Faye Street, Section of Railroad Avenue, Section of Green Haven Way, Courson Boulevard, Dorough Avenue, Section of Beech Street, Walnut Street, Sim Street and Section of Mountain View Lane.
City of Leeds Sidewalk Work
City of Leeds sidewalk projects move forward. The next area of sidewalks to be improved are in the downtown area. As you drive down the Parkway this week, you will see sidewalks being torn up and new sidewalks installed.
Here's a photo at the corner of 9th and Thornton where work is being done.
We are excited to see continual improvements to our city.
Arsenic & Old Lace Begins Friday at Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Arts Council presents a classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic & Old Lace which begins this Friday, September 30 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.
Grand River Drive In
Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!
Movie Schedule for Friday 9-30 And Saturday 10-1
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 - DC LEAGUE OF SUPERPETS (PG) / 9:35 pm - TOP GUN: MAVERICK (PG)
More Info: www.GrandRiverDrive-In.com
Thursday, September 29
S.T.E.M. Lab Club @4:00 – 5:00 PM | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Let’s meet at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on Thursday, September 29 and learn how things work then we will take home a challenge and give it a try. Take pictures and share your results with the club or bring it to our next club meeting. Registration is required. Call the library at 205.699.5962 or visit www.leedslibrary.com.
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.
Events: Rails and Ales.
Friday, September 30
Field Trip Friday | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Let's meet outside at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library to watch the Leeds High School Homecoming Parade - Friday, September 30th. Parade begins at 1:30 pm. See you there!!!
Celebrate Homecoming with The Wooden Anchor
Celebrate Homecoming with a cup of Greenwave punch in front of The Wooden Anchor, Friday, September 30 at 1:15 pm right before the Leeds High School Homecoming Parade. It's FREE!
Black Light Glow Party | Rails & Ales
Who’s ready for Halloween?!? October starts this weekend! Get your glow on Friday at our Blackout Party! Music with DJ KJ Events 7-11 pm. Food with The Lil' Bougie Foodie 6-9 pm.
More Info: www.railsandales.beer
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Live Music with Greg Tolbert - Friday, September 30 from 6-9pm
Saturday, October 1
Chess Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Chess Club will meet this Saturday, October 1 @ Leeds Jane Culbreth Library from 10am -12pm. Join us in the meeting room for Chess Club! All ages are welcome. No experience required. This is for all experience levels.
Call for more information 205-699-5962 or visit www.LeedsLibrary.com
Sunday, October 2
Celebrate Sundays in the church of your choice!
October Featured Artist Reception | Leeds Arts Council
Monday, October 3
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
Hustle & Grind Coffee Truck Coming Soon!
Hustle & Grind Coffee Truck is coming soon to downtown Leeds on Monday mornings. They will be located at the corner of Parkway Drive & 9th Street where our Food Truck Mondays set up. Stay tune for more information!
Monday Lunchtime Movies | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Bring your lunch and enjoy Monday Lunchtime Movies at the Library. This week's movie will be Alice in Wonderland!
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 205.699.5962
Tuesday, October 4
National Night Out - October 4 | Leeds Memorial Park
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 5
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night | Van's Bar
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Grand RiverFest | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds announces the Grand RiverFest fall event scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2022 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
Barber 17th Vintage Festival | Barber Motorsports Park
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.
Jeepers Creepers - Trunk or Treat | The Backyard Leeds
The Backyard and Iron City Wranglers have something fun planned for the whole family on Sunday, October 23 from 2-5 pm. More Info: www.backyardleeds.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.
Atrox Factory Tickets on Sale Now
Hiring / Job Opportunities
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
Shop Merch Boutique
Fall Sale | The Wooden Anchor Sale
Most of our Fall items are 20% off starting today! And we still have our 25% off section! Plus, with every purchase over $10, you get a Leeds Greenwave bracelet!
The Wooden Anchor
8149 Parkway Drive, Leeds
This Week's Recipe
Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
This baked shrimp foil pack meal is ready in under 30 minutes. Shrimp is seasoned to perfection with garlic and herbs. The easiest way to bake shrimp in your oven!
Get recipe @ EatWell101
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