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Get Your Puppy or Kitten Fixed for Only $20
During June 2016 Only
Animals must be between 8 weeks and 6 months old.
Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance
Gallatin
Limited appointments available, call (615) 452-2233.
No geographic restrictions.
Includes surgery, rabies vaccination (if 12 weeks or older),  pain medication and overnight stay.
http://www.sumnerspayneuteralliance.org/ 

 

 


Craft Sale - First Baptist Church
November 4-5, 2016
We are excited to announce the first ever Women on Mission sponsored craft show "A Portland Country Christmas" held at First Baptist Church, Portland. It will be held:
Friday, November 4 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 106 N Broadway, Portland, Tennessee 37148, Family Recreation Center
We are currently seeking vendors. Our own WOM booths will contain the handmade items and home canned goods that we have become known for.  Please message us or contact us at WomenonMission@fbcportland.org  for more information.

 

 


Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the TN52.com website for details.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for June 2016

Adult and Family Programming

Every Thursday Morning Book Talk Walk at 10:00 a.m. Please join us every Thursday morning as we exercise our bodies and our minds.  We will leave from the library and go to the park for a walk.  As we walk, we will discuss any books that we are currently reading & share ideas.

 

Friday, June 24th Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!

 

Saturday, June 25th  Saturday Movie Matinee at 11:00 a.m. We will be watching “Little Giants”.  Join us for this family friendly movie.   

 

Tuesday, June 28th   Murder On the Grill from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It’s a cookout with a twist as you go back in time to 1959 for this murder mystery game luncheon.  Join us at the Kansas City home of Tom Dooley for a backyard cookout where there are plenty of suspects when hot dogs, chips, drinks, dessert, and murder are on the menu.  Registration is required – for ages 18+.  You will receive your characters assignment and invitation to the cookout at the time of registration.

 

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Young Adult Activities

[open to rising 6th through 12th graders]

Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities, no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.

 

Tuesday, June 21st   Library Games from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In teams, young adults will participate in friendly library themed competitions.  Library games will include book cart relay races, speed shelving, book stacking, and more.

 

Thursday, June 23rd  Chocolate Games from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a delicious competition comprised of chocolate-inspired events!  There will be plenty of chocolate to snack on after the games.  Dairy and nuts may be present.  If you have any food allergies, please let us know.

 

Tuesday, June 28th  Movie “Clue”  Rated PG from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Join us for a screening of the classic movie Clue.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

Thursday, June 30th  Clue Party from 4:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. Teens will participate in a live action game of Clue.  Which team will be able to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy?   Refreshments will be provided.

 

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Children’s Activities

Wednesday, June 1st  Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration – Signups Begin Signups begin today!  You can come in and do a coloring page, a small craft or complete a quiz or puzzle.  Drawings throughout the day for prizes!  You do not have to be present to win.

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Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. [ages 3-5]

 

Wednesday June 22nd   Run for a Healthy Mind  Today’s program will be presented by the Sumner County Health Department.  We are never sure exactly what they will do or how they might dress up, but the focus will be on how food and exercise can make your brain work better.

 

 Wednesday June 29th Snow Bird  Snowbird from Channel 4 visits us nearly every year during our summer program, and today is the day!  He will share penguin facts and stories along with a few jokes!  Afterwards, kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet him while parents photograph them. 

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School aged meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8th   Mr. Bond, The Science Guy  Mr. Bond the Science Guy is kicking off our summer programing for the school age (and older) children at the Library.  He has been to our library many times over the years and is always very popular.  See demonstrations of science at work and possibly get the chance to come to the front and help participate in the experiments. 

 

Wednesday, June 22nd   Animal Tales   This year we have something completely new.  A group called Animal Tales have promised to educate, entertain and inspire us with up close looks at real live animals and audience participation.

 

Wednesday, June, 29th    Dave Mitchell  Another new performer this year!  You won’t want to miss him.  It is a little magic, a little bit of puppets, and a little storytelling.  It is sure to be an exciting program

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Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. [infants and toddlers]

 

These programs consist of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and a sticker page.

 

Friday, June 24th   Baby Games  This week will include baby games, such as peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake and tickle games.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for July 2016

Adult and Family Programming

Friday, July 1st  Board Game Day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Remember how much fun it was to gather with friends around the table to play a game?  Then the library is the place to be on the first Friday of the month.  We have the games set up, the refreshments ready and can’t wait for you to join us as we reconnect with old friends and make new friends as we play board games together.  

 

Friday, July 8th  Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more! 

 

Tuesday, July 12th  Getting Started with Qigong from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Qigong is a Chinese health method that is over five-thousand years old that combines slow, graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person’s vital energy.  Come experience Qigong for your Health with Theresa Allan, University of Tennessee Extension – Family & Consumer Sciences Agent.  She will be teaching the 5 Element Qigong, step-by-step and give a bonus demonstration of the Sun Style Tai Chi forms.

 

Friday, July 15th   Crochet Club from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The place where, with a crochet hook and a single skein of yarn, both beginners and masters of the craft gather together for a wonderful afternoon of creativity on the third Friday of each month.  If you’re already participating, bring the project you’re currently working on.  If you’re attending for the first time, bring a size H hook and one skein of yarn.  Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Saturday, July 16th  Tea Time at the Library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a social event, as the taking and offering of tea signifies friendship and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  This program requires no invitation or reservation.  Simply bring a batch of your favorite sweet or savory to share and “drop in” for tea.  We will take care of everything else. 

 

Thursday, July 21st  Book Club at 11:30 a.m. Debra J. Thornton, a local Writer and Director from Franklin, Kentucky, will be our guest speaker this month.  She will share with us her experiences as an author or books and plays.  Please join us.

 

Friday, July 22nd  Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will begin playing Bingo at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes,  but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  We have lots of fun!

 

Saturday, July 23rd   Saturday Movie Matinee at 11:00 a.m.  We will be watching Kung Fu Panda 3.  Join us for this family friendly movie.

 

Friday, July 29th  Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There are five Friday’s in July.  Therefore we have Bonus Bingo.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  Join us!

 

Young Adult Activities  [open to rising 6th through 12th graders]

Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities, no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open 10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.

 

Tuesday, July 5th Meditation Art from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. De-stress with meditation art.  Options will include Glitter Calming Jar, DIY Nebula Jars, intricate coloring pages, and more.  Light comfort food will also be included.

 

Thursday, July 7th Summer Olympics Party from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games with friends at the library.   Snacks will be provided.

 

Tuesday, July 12th   Blast from the Past Games from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Play the games you played growing up while enjoying some favorite childhood snacks.

 

Thursday, July 14th Video Games and Game Art from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Come play video games on our Wii or Super Nintendo.  We will also have a station  for creating game themed art.

 

Tuesday, July 19th   Movie: Mighty Ducks (PG) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Join us for a screening of the movie, Mighty Ducks.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

Thursday, July 21st   Healthy Cooking from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us as we prepare healthy food dishes.  Creativity is encouraged!  If you have any food allergies, please let us know.

 

Tuesday, July 26th    Harry Potter Bingo from  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will be playing a Harry Potter variation of the classic game, Bingo.   Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 

Thursday, July 28th  Football Activities from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cool off with some football ice cream sandwiches and play a game of paper football.

 

Tuesday, August 2nd   Live-Action Pacman from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Become Pacman in a life-sized maze.  Wakka, wakka.

 

Thursday, August 4th  Movie: Space Jam (PG) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Travel to the mid-90’s by joining us for a screening of Space Jam.   Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

Family Programs meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – activities for adults and children!

 

Wednesday, July 6th  Get In The Game Today’s activities will be led by Dee Kimbrell of Hendersonville.  She wants to get the entire family involved in playing games together.  Everyone should prepare to get all “hands on” with this one!

 

Wednesday, July 13th Exercise Your Mind It is all about the brain today.  Families can work together to solve riddles and puzzles to see how their brains work when confronted with optical illusions, visual tricks, and memory problems.

 

Wednesday, July 20th  Back to the 50’s If you have family members that lived during the 50’s, be sure to invite them to attend!  We will be playing 50’s music, participating in 50’s games and we invite everyone to get in the spirit and dress in 1950’s styles!

 

Wednesday, July 27th  Life-Sized Games We are going to attempt to play a life-sized version of checkers.  We expect the whole family to be involved and there will definitely be some coaching needed, as it is hard to see what your next move is. 

 

Wednesday, August 3rd Go To The Races  Relay races today.  Races are designed to need an adult helper or races where kids compete against adults.

 

Children’s Activities

Preschool-aged children meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. [ages 3-5]

School-aged children meet on Wednesdays at 3:30

 

Wednesday, July 6th  Get In the Game Join us today for books about playing games.  We will play some traditional children’s games/dances.   Examples could include Hokey Pokey, Duck–Duck-Goose, Simon Says, and Musical Chairs.

 

Wednesday, July 13th  Exercise Your Mind It is all about the brain and memory today.  We will share a book or two and then have some activities that involve brain skills – tongue twisters, following directions, and remembering what comes next or what belongs.

 

Wednesday, July 20th  Back to the 50’s     The books and stories we share today were written in the 50’s time period.  We will then take some time to dance to 50’s music and play with 50’s toys.  You are invited to dress for the occasion in 50’s style clothing.

 

Wednesday, July 27th  Life-sized Games We will share a book about game playing and then we become the game pieces in a life-sizes version of Chutes and Ladders at 10:30 and Candyland at 3:30.

 

Wednesday, August 3rd  Go to the Races Today it is all about races.  We will probably share a book or story about a race, but mostly we will be doing various relay races.  We have easy ones for the preschoolers and progressing as the day goes on.

 

Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. [infants and toddlers]

These programs consist of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and a sticker page.

Friday, July 1st  A, B, C’s The focus this week is on the alphabet.

 

Friday, July 8th  Balls Balls to bounce and balls to throw – lots of different kinds of balls to play with. 

 

Friday, July 15th  Building on Stories Our stories, rhymes and even songs this week will keep “adding things on.”

 

Friday, July 22nd  Baby Classics The focus this week is on all those classic stories, songs, and rhymes from way back when.   They may be oldies but they are goodies!

 

Friday, July 29th  I Love My Library The theme this week is libraries and books.  A great day to visit the library!

 

Friday, August 5th  Race To The Finish The theme today is racing.  This is the official last program and the END or FINISH of summer programs at the Portland Public Library.

 

 


Citizens Awareness Group for Portland, Tennessee
Established in November of 2012  
The Citizens Awareness Group is an organization of everyday citizens of the Portland, Tennessee, area. The CAG considers their group a place where residents can voice their concerns, wishes, and desires in regards to issues within our city. CAG's goal is to be helpful to the community, and not a thorn in their side, by building a bond with the City's governing body and working as a team to help resolve issues and build better community relations. The Citizens Awareness Group is currently established as a Facebook group and can be followed at   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Awareness-Group-for-Portland-Tennessee/298042093597657   All you have to do is click on "Like this page," and whenever CAG has a status update, you will see it in your status feeds. From there, you can read, communicate, and follow the activity. [Note: the CAG is not run by, nor associated with, this website.]

 

 

 

 

 


A special Thank You for all of the men and women from Portland who are serving, and have served, in the Armed Forces.  Thank you for what you do for our country!

 

 


Tourism Website!
We've put together a web site of tourist attractions along Tennessee Highway 52 from I-65 through Portland, Westmoreland, Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs, then down to I-40 through Carthage.  Please take a look at the site: www.TN52.com.

 

   

Portland, Tennessee
Country: U.S.A.
State: Tennessee
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Sumner County TN
ZIP Code: 37148
Latitude*: N36° 34.820'
Longitude*: W86° 30.837'
Elevation: 818 feet
Telephone Country Code: 1

Telephone Area Codes: 615 and 629
Population (1990 Census): 5,539
Population (2000 Census): 8,458

Population (2004 Special Census):10,046
Population (2007 Special Census): 10,941
Population (2010 Census): 11,480 
Portland's Birthday (First Election in the new City of Portland): May 2, 1905.

Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.

*At the flag pole at City Hall. 

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