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We hope you've had a fabulous week.  Be sure to check out all the news this week right here at Everyone Leeds and always remember...

Shop Leeds. Dine Leeds. Live Leeds. Entertain Leeds. 

September is Hunger Action Month

Please don't think for a minute there aren't kids in this community who are hungry. September is "Hunger Action Month." According to feedingamerica.org:
- According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, in the United States are food insecure.
- The pandemic has increased food insecurity among families with children and communities of color, who already faced hunger at much higher rates before the pandemic.
- Every community in the country is home to families who face hunger. But rural communities are especially hard hit by hunger.
- Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and visit their local food banks and other food programs for extra support.
Thank you, Leeds Outreach, for all you do!

Leeds Worship Center - Giant Indoor Yard Sale

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Friday and Saturday - September 8th and 9th
8 A.M. Until...
Don't Miss It! For more information, please call 205.960.5291 or leedsworshipcenter@gmail.com.

Barber Motorsports Park News

Double R Fest 2023 

Itching to hit the track at Barber Motorsports Park? Here’s your chance. The 11th Annual DoubleRFest is coming to Birmingham, AL on October 9th. In this one-of-a-kind track day, you’ll learn proficient riding techniques from road race champion and BMW Factory Test Rider Nate Kern and other special guests. Get tickets to this highly exclusive event, limited spots available: https://kerntrackdays.com/event.../doublerfest-barber

Leeds Alabama Police Department News

We went on a road trip in our newest School Race Resource Officer vehicle!!! They can hear the Roar of the Greenwave Coming to their towns!!! Corporal Hagan and our team approve.

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Scott Harvey Creates Greenwave Masterpiece

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Check out this beautiful piece of art! "It’s finished…'The Greenwave.' 36”x36” acrylic on canvas. Commissioned by Leeds Elementary School to hang in the front office as its new home. Roll Greenwave Roll!" Artist Scott Harvey.

"It is even more breathtaking in person! A huge thank you to Scott Harvey for such a beautiful piece of work for our front office!!" ~Leeds Elementary School

Join Leeds Seniors Each Week for a Great Time

September Calendar & Menu. For more information please visit https://LeedsAlabama.org.

 

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Tide Vs Tigers 

You could win some LEGOS from the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library! Guess how many Legos are in the bottle that is filled with your team's colors. The person with the closest guess wins for their team. Guessing runs Friday, September 1, through November 25. Make your guess and then place it in the box. We will announce the team who guessed the closest on social media! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Facebook

Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up

Movies Now Beginning at 7:30 pm

SEPTEMBER 8TH AND 9TH - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM | START TIME 7:30 PM
Screen 2: 7:30 pm - Blue Beetle / 8:52 pm - The Meg 2

Screen 3: 7:30 pm - The Nun 2 / 9:35 pm - Barbie

Screen 4: 7:30 pm - Equalizer 3 / 9:34 pm - Gran Turismo

MOVIES START AT 7:30 pm || FEATURES TIMES WILL COINCIDE WITH THE SUNSET.
SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com

Bud's Place Games

Friday, September 8

  • Magic the Gathering - Commander -EDH "Commander" Starting at 6 pm every Friday night!
  • Open Board Games - 6 pm -Free-to-play board games available. You're also welcome to bring your own and play with the group!

Saturday, September 9

  • Standard Yu-gi-oh. The first game of the night starts at 5:30 pm.

Located at 8033 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds. Bud's Place Games

Cedar Grove Baptist Church News

September 7, 2023 - Ladies Bunko Night, 6 pm BH.

September 10 - 17 - Myers - Mallory Offering & Week of Prayer for State Missions.

September 12 - Parkinson's Support Group, 6 pm, BH.

Men's Small Groups - Mondays at 6 am in the Banquet Hall and Wednesdays at 5:15 am at McDonald’s in Leeds. Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information. Phone: 205-699-8446. Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Episcopal Church of Epiphany

Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 am. Evening Prayer is on Sundays at 4:00 pm.

Our healing service is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Morning Prayer is held on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom. Episcopal Church of Epiphany 

5th Quarter | First Baptist Church Leeds

5th Quarter September 15 from 9:30 pm - Midnight.

Sunday morning for worship at 8:30 or 10:45 am - Sunday night - Choir Practice at 5:30 pm - Youth Bible Study at 6 pm

Monday Night - Men's Bible Study 6 pm & Adult Bible Study 6 pm

Tuesday Night - Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm

First Baptist Church Leeds Facebook

Fit City Movement & Arts 

This week's schedule. We have some new classes! I hope to see you all there!! Fit City Movement & Arts  Facebook

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Thursday - 10 am - 5 pm - Drop-In and Play All Day

Friday & Saturday - 10 am - 2 pm - Drop-In and Play

Monday - Each Monday we'll provide art & crafting supplies for you to create and explore.

Tuesday - 10:30 am to 12:30 - 2nd and 4th Tuesday Mornings to let your child play with toys and make new friends.

Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Creative Construction

Our hours are Monday - Thursday - 10 am-6 pm. Come in and join us! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Rails and Ales

Thursday - 7 - 9 pm - Music Bingo Hosted by Kaleigh

Saturday - 7 – 11 pm - Live music with Warren Amos & Mandi Rae of Love Rat 7-11 + Food with D'Squared 6-9.

Tuesday & Wednesday - 4 -6 pm - Happy Hour

Rails and Ales.

The Backyard Leeds 

NEW FALL HOURS BEGIN THIS SUNDAY, SEPT 10TH!
The Backyard Hours: Sun-Wed (8am-8pm) / Thurs - (9am-9pm) / Fri and Sat (10am-10pm)
Live Music Every Friday-Sunday: Friday (6pm-9pm) / Sat and Sun (2-5pm)
Drive-In Hours - Open Friday and Saturday
(Start times will coincide with the sunset)
Check out www.grandriverdrive-in.com to pre-purchase tickets or view lineup / schedule.

Van's Bar

Make your plans to head to VAN'S ... Van's Bar Facebook

Friday, September 8

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Leeds High School Football

Plan to go see this AWAY game when Leeds High School Greenwave plays AT Springville High School this Friday, Sept. 8th. The game will begin at 7 pm at their football stadium. Show up and show off your support for the Leeds High School Greenwave! Leeds High School Football Facebook

Saturday, September 9

Junior Auxiliary Clinic | Leeds Primary School Gym

Leeds Primary School Gym - September 9 from 9 am - 1 pm. Come learn a dance or baton routine with the Leeds High School Auxiliary Team. $50 per girl, grades K - 8th. Email Mrs. St. John to sign up @ sstjohn@leedsk12.orgLeeds Primary School PTO

Crossfit Righteous Leeds 

Upcoming events for CrossFit Righteous...

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Greenie Bowl

💚🌊🤍 Join us for the Greenie Bowl on Saturday, September 9 starting at 9:30 AM at the Leeds High School Softball Field at Leeds Middle School!🤍🌊💚
This FREE event is open to EVERYONE with no admission or parking fees! You can stop by to watch the games throughout the day and grab some delicious lunch and Leeds merch.
We are excited to see teams play from the Leeds Alabama Police Department sponsored by Marble Specialties, Leeds Fire & Rescue sponsored by Michelle Davis Dental, Leeds Elementary School, Charles Barkley Enterprises, Southern Trace neighborhood, Vulcan Realty, CrossFit Righteous, and Simple. Effective. Nutrition- powered by CrossFit Righteous.
We can't wait to see you at this first-annual community event!
The proceeds from the Greenie Bowl support the classrooms at Leeds Elementary School.

Sunday, September 10

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Happy Sunday!

Worship with your family at the Church of your choice!

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The Backyard, Sunday 2-5. Hope to see you there 😃✌️❤️ Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook

Monday, September 11

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Remembering 9.11

May we never forget!

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Workout Anytime Leeds

Our 5th Annual 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge starts next Monday!! 🧑‍🚒👮‍♀️
We will be selling raffles and Chick-fil-A sandwiches! All proceeds will go to Leeds Fire & Rescue & Leeds Alabama Police Department! If any local businesses would like to donate toward our raffles or set up a table at our event please reach out to us or email rachel.borrello@workoutanytime.com
Here is our schedule for Monday so far! Join us as we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives on 9/11/2001. All are welcome to this event, so we hope to see everyone there!!
When: 9/11/23 - 9/17/23 Where: 7480 Parkway Drive Suit 100 Leeds, AL 35094 🔥👏🧑‍🚒 Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Monday Masterpiece | Leeds Arts Council

We are holding open hours every Monday to offer the opportunity to view the wonderful works of art hanging on our walls which feature a new artist every month! Leeds Arts Council Facebook

Register Now - Thrown Pottery Classes | Earthborn Studios

Thrown Pottery Classes starting: September 11, 2023.

Dates: September 11 to October 20 and the last class of the year is October 30 to November 24. For more information or to register, click here: Thrown Pottery Class at Earthborn

Tuesday, September 12

LM Acting - Christmas Shorts

Leeds-Moody Area Kids Acting Class

Event: Kids Acting Class for Grades 1st-12th grades - every Tuesday night at 5:30-6:30pm - just started back. Details: We have a couple of spots left and are doing a show called "Christmas Shorts" at the end of the class. We have 20 kids of all ages and the kids are learning a lot with theater. We are focused on comedy skills this semester. We will be accepting kids up to the start of October or until we hit 25 kids.

Victoria Boyce - 2052857635 - leedsmoodyareakidsactingclass@yahoo.com 

 

Wednesday, September 13

Leeds Primary School

Join us next Wednesday, September 13, for a public interest PTO meeting! If you're interested in what the Leeds Primary School PTO is doing and how you can get involved, make plans to join us for this short, informational meeting! Comment here if you have any questions!

Mosaic Chapel

The Ladies of Mosaic will begin meeting in September on the first and third Wednesday nights at the church from 6:oo-7:25 PM. All ladies are invited as they study the word of God and grow together in their faith. Mosiac Chapel Facebook

Upcoming Events

Educational Nutrition ChallengeCrossFit Righteous

Nutrition can be confusing and overwhelming. We get it. One day eggs are a super food- the next they're causing cancer... how on earth could you NOT be confused!?! Simple Effective Nutrition will be hosting an educational nutrition challenge, starting September 18th, to help simplify and clarify what good nutrition looks like.  Click on the link for more information Educational Nutrition Challenge Facebook

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CALLING ALL SINGERS!!!
Or all who want to sing.
Come join the Leeds Community Chorus, meet new friends, and have fun singing and learning new songs and old favorites. Rehearsals for Leeds Community Chorus will begin on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM at Leeds Presbyterian Church. Our show will be on Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 PM. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 19th, it's going to be great fun and a great show!

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Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Meeting

Corporate Ambassadors for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at Noon on Wednesday, September 20 at Mango’s Cantina & Grill. Lunch is $10 and payable at the meeting. 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 monthly meeting is offered as a benefit of Chamber membership. Each Chamber member is encouraged to have a representative attend each month, because it’s a great way to get more involved and keep up with upcoming events and community information that can benefit your company. If you are not a Chamber member, we invite you to attend to learn more about what we do as a chamber of commerce.

An RSVP is requested for seating preparation and handouts.

For more information about this event, please visit https://LeedsAreaChamber.com and RSVP to Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

 

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce September Luncheon

Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth to Speak at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Event- Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 am on Thursday, September 21 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth. This is a great opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other Leeds area business professionals, hear a great speaker and enjoy a great lunch. Also, businesses are encouraged to bring door prizes to advertise your business. Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. For more information about the Chamber, this event and speaker bio, please visit https://LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Learn How to Make Animal Balloons | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Set your notification for Saturday, September 23rd. We have 12 spots for kids 12 years and older to come learn how to make balloon animals from Mr. Larry FREE! This is a prize for reading during the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library's Summer Reading Program. Reserve your spot online today! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Historical Bass House | Leeds Historical Society

Sun, Sep 24 - Bass House Open
Come and explore the rich history of Leeds. Be sure to go online and check out the 3D tour of the Leeds Historic Depot. The tour is now up on our website! leedshistoricalsociety.org

Stewart's Race 

Check out this info about sponsorship for a race at Barber Motorsports Park to benefit the ALS Foundation being sponsored by our very own Emma Terry, Miss Jefferson County. Upcoming events - Barber Motorsports

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Leeds Arts Council

Leeds Arts Council is thrilled to present Addams Family, the musical October 5th through 15th. Tickets will be available to the public beginning September 1st at leedsartscouncil.org. We encourage purchasing in advance due to show popularity 🖤. The cast is stellar and is sure to keep you laughing through the whole show. See you soon!! Leeds Arts Council Facebook

Grand RiverFest Vendor Call 

Calling All Vendors for Grand RiverFest Fall 2023 - Sunday, Oct 8 from 12-5 pm - Riverfest will be held in the Front Parking Lot. Vendor applications are being accepted now, the last day to submit vendor applications is September 29.

The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

Shopping, Deals & More

The Backyard Leeds

Time to celebrate! 🎉 Get to planning the perfect spread for ANY OCCASION today! Contact our events and catering coordinator: caroline@backyardleeds.com

Drive-In open: Friday-Saturday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook

Chick-fil-A Leeds

Our Chick-fil-A Nuggets of Trivia series continues: After the 1972 Iron Bowl, Bama won nine straight games over Auburn from 1973 to 1981. What is the name given to this era by the Auburn fans? Chick-fil-A Leeds

Food Giant / ACE Leeds

This week's Tailgate Shopping Guide! September 6-12,2023 🏈🏈🏈🏈 Make a touchdown with these savings for your football parties! Don’t forget every Wednesday is Senior Day for 55 and older Save 5% 🏈🏈🏈We hope you enjoy this week's ad! As always Thank you for shopping with us! 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈 This weeks Tailgate Shopping guide!... - Food Giant / ACE Leeds | Facebook

Frozen Rooster

🏈 College Kick Off 🏈 Be sure your game-day eats are on point 🎯 Order online at thefrozenrooster.com
for the fastest service! 📍 6200 Grand River Blvd

Three Earred Rabbit

Now a partner with Jack Rabbit Delivery. Order online at threeearred.com.

Beverly's Dance Unlimited

Find what style sets your soul on fire! Sign up for 1 free trial class at Beverly's Dance Studio ARGO, CLAY, and LEEDS - call now to register at 205-681-1955 beverlysdance.com Click on the Link for FREE TRIAL FORM
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Shop LA Salon & Boutique

Ruffles make everything look good! L.A. Salon & Boutique is located on Livery Square at 1601 9th Street, Leeds.

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Leeds Family Chiropractic

Sciatica Relief Through Chiropractic Care: A Holistic Approach to Healing. Leeds Family Chiropractic

1101 Higrove Pkwy Ste 113 - (205) 699-6600

M & B Hangers

Introducing our NEW color-customized Supreme Hangers! Whether you want to take your dry cleaning business to the next level with these premium hangers or strengthen your brand to set your business apart from the competition, these hangers will make a great impression. Contact us today to find a distributor. M & B Hangers

Merch Boutique

If you have not been to our website!! We’ve just added some beautiful styles!! Check out these booties just in 🔥😍 merchboutiqueleeds.shop Or see us in store on the Leeds Main Street 🤩 Merch Boutique Facebook

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Mum & Me Mercantile LLC

Cute clothes for end of summer and beginning of the school year!! Mum & me mercantile Facebook

Overstock Mattress

"Overstock Mattress & Beds sells brand new and slightly scuffed Overstock Luxury and name brand Mattresses for up to 70% off. Downtown Leeds at 8105 Parkway Drive - 205.597.4994

GAMEDAY JEWELRY | Pants Store

GAMEDAY JEWELRY!😍 Spice up your gameday outfits with these collegiate pieces!⭐🏈🔥☀️😍🔥Come shop Pants Store!💖🛍️🤩 Tap to shop on Instagram and shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com

The Rug Bug Design

Shop our collectible Afghan war rug collection for your office or man cave. 2x2.6 Hand-knotted, wool. Shipping available. PM for more details. The Rug Bug Design Facebook

The Wooden Anchor

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫 has some custom orders for ornaments and for tags for your kids! You can order an ornament with a special person's handwriting for $8.99. You can also get a special embroidered tag with your child’s name for $19 each or if you order more, you get 25% off! We’re open Tuesday -10-5:00 and Wednesday, 10-6:00 Thursday & Friday & 10-5:00 Saturday.  wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Job Opportunities

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Bass Pro Leeds

Hiring Event

September 20-21 from 10a-7p

Full-time and Part-time Positions Available

Organic & Inorganic Chemist | Guardian Systems

Apply in Person @ Guardian Systems 1108 Ashville RD. GSILab.com

Walmart

There is no better time to Live Better! Walmart Leeds, AL 562 is currently hiring for Personal Shoppers!
All are now offering our associates Free College Tuition and free Walmart+ membership and our U.S. average hourly wage is more than $17.50/hour. Just click this link, search the location and role and we will walk you through the rest - http://wmtcareers.com/woaj

Helping Others

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Mosiac Chapel

Mosaic Chapel is collecting items for Leeds Outreach. Can you help?

 

Leeds Outreach

You may drop off donations in person at Leeds Outreach located at 1000 Park Dr, Leeds, AL 35094. Leeds Outreach was established in 1994. In 2024 we will celebrate 30 years of service. Our web page to donateLeeds Outreach | Facebook

The Red Barn

WHY HORSES? When certain maneuvers get a little difficult (like riding through a corner), you only need a little extra impulsion to smooth things out. Thank you, The Red Barn.

This Week's Recipe

Cheeseburger Sliders | The Pioneer Woman

There's no patty flipping required for these burger sliders! You simply pile seasoned, cooked ground beef onto the buns with plenty of cheese, pickles, and burger sauce.

Get the Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS 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 would like 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 (EveryoneLeeds.com) and our social media.  We look forward to hearing why you love Leeds!  #ILoveLeeds

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!

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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 and in our online publicity.  Please click on the button below to submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!

LOOKING FOR A LOCAL VENDOR?

When you need a product or service, please Shop Leeds First!  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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