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Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 Presents American Flags to Local Businesses
The Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 is in the process of presenting American Flags to local businesses. These flags are presented in honor of and in memory of Veterans who are family members, friends, employees or management in the businesses where the flags are presented. The names of these Veterans are read in a short presentation of the flags. These Veterans' names are also read again on Veterans Day at Leeds Memorial Park and on Memorial Day.
This week, a flag presentation was made to Michelle Davis Dental by Past Grand Knight Bill Watkins and Deputy Grand Knight Andy Russo in honor of and memory of Daniel Koch - US Air Force, Daniel Vujnorich - US Navy, David Wawiernia - US Army, Terrell Nall - US Army and Frank L. Vance III - US Army. A flag presentation was also made to Ann's New Life Center in honor of and memory of Chris Schornak and Win Owens - US Navy, Earnest Easters - US Army, Neil Birchfield - US Navy, Thurman Hendrix - US Army, Eugene Birchfield - US Navy, Frank Phillips and Doug Phillips - US Army, Anthony Burnell and Patrick Burnell - US Air Force.
Read full article and view more photos at: www.EveryoneLeeds.com
Michelle Davis Dental
Ann's New Life Center
City of Leeds is Getting a New Mural!
The City of Leeds is excited to announce the plans for a beautiful mural to be installed on the wall of the concrete parking lot located at Parkway Drive and 8th Street across from Regions Bank and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Mayor Miller has been working on this project for several months with TA Services along with the cooperation from Leeds Redevelopment Authority to make this happen. TA Services is donating the mural to the City of Leeds and we look for the project to begin immediately.
There are only a few minor changes to what the final mural will look like.
- It will say “Welcome to” instead of “You are Welcome in”
- It will say “incorporated 1887” instead of “established 1877”
We truly appreciate the investment that TA Services has made and continues to make in the City of Leeds. Thank you to all who are making this possible!
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Launches My Story Town
Tuesday, September 13 - 10:30 am | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leeds Redevelopment Authority have joined together to provide a new way to guide and inform residents and visitors about the past and present of The City of Leeds.
Through visits to historic buildings, businesses, and city municipalities, every month throughout the year on the second Tuesday at 10:30 am, the community is invited to gather at selected locations. The launching of My Story Town will be at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. In October, the Leeds Fire Department will host followed by a meeting at the Leeds Historical Society in November.
My Story Town is partnering with Millennial Bank in Leeds for a Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus event in December.
Through the generosity of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the Leeds Redevelopment Authority, children will receive a passport to bring with them each month to collect a commemorative sticker and a matching button to wear from each My Story Town location.
For more information about this and other library events and programs, please visit www.LeedsLibrary.com.
To RSVP for any My Story Town event, please utilize the online registration form or call the library at 205.699.5962.
We look forward to seeing you at My Story Town!
Workout Anytime Leeds 911 Stair Climb Challenge is Happening Now!
The 911 Stair Climb Challenge sign-up sheet is now available at the club! Go ahead and reserve your time to climb 110 floors in honor of September 11th, 2001. More Info: https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/
New Business Workshops Begin Next Week
REGISTER NOW for this FREE Business Workshop “Retail & Merchandising” scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 at 8:30 am. This is a free workshop designed to help anyone who has a retail business or anyone who is thinking of opening a new business.
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sabre Finance has announced a series of free workshops planned for the greater Leeds small business community. These business workshops are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. with a variety of important topics that are relevant and beneficial to each business attending. All workshops will be held at the City Annex at 1412 9th Street and last approximately an hour with qualified speakers on each topic. 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.
ALABAMA Magazine Advertising Opportunity
ALABAMA Magazine is planning a feature on Leeds in their upcoming Nov/Dec issue. Their goal is to promote tourism to the area and let our readers know of all that downtown Leeds has to offer. While their editorial focuses strictly on Alabama, they are also distributed in key cities of each of our neighboring states giving you regional exposure. They distribute 25,000 per issue and some of their many distribution points include Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club, Costco and various tourism offices and Chambers of Commerce. They can also be found in all of the PCH Marriott hotel rooms as well as many boutique hotels throughout the state. For more information and pricing: www.leedsareachamber.com/alabama-magazine-advertising/
Grand River Drive In
Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!
September 9th - September 10th
Box Office Opens At 6:00pm | Start Time Now 8:00pm
screen 1: closed for maintenance
screen 2: 8:00pm – BARBARIAN / 10:00pm - BULLET TRAIN
screen 3: 8:00pm - SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (RE-RELEASE W/ ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE) / 10:55pm - TOP GUN: MAVERICK
screen 4: 8:00pm - DC LEAGUE OF SUPERPETS (PG) / 10:00pm - MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (PG)
More Info: www.GrandRiverDrive-In.com
This Week's Daily Calendar
Thursday, September 8
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 9
Twelve Live Music | Van's Bar
Saturday, September 10
A Night of Music with Leeds Local Legends | Leeds Arts Council
7 pm - September 10 - Fundraiser featuring musicians local to Leeds to benefit Leeds Arts Council for its new sound system & lights.
More Info: LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Twelve Live Music | Van's Bar
Sunday, September 11
Celebrate Church this Sunday
Celebrate church at the church of your choice!
Leeds Artist Reception | Leeds Arts Council
Monday, September 12
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
Tuesday, September 13
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 14
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce September 15 Luncheon
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
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
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
Join our team! Chick-Fil-A Leeds is hiring for Front of House and Back of House. There are many benefits of working at Chick-Fil-A, but here are just a few! We are taking open interviews and are looking to hire as soon as possible!
Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Shopping, Deals & More
Shop LA Salon & Boutique
1601 9th Street on Livery Square
Mum & Me Mercantile
Stop in to see their merchandise soon!
8032 Parkway Drive, Leeds - 205.702.6677
Fundraisers / Helping Others
This Week's Recipe
15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice
This chicken parmesan with cauliflower rice is crispy, soft and SO delish – The ultimate gluten-free / low carb dinner.
Get recipe @ EatWell101
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