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Portland Craft Show and Sale
November 12, 2016
The 43rd Annual Portland Harvest Craft Show and Sale will be held on November 12, 2016 from 9am – 4pm at Richland Park Gym. This show is open to vendors who have handmade items or crafts for sale. If you need vendor information,you may contact the Portland Parks Dept. at 615-325-6464 or email us at email@example.com. We will be glad to send you an application. We have indoor and outdoor booths available. We also invite food vendors to participate.
July 5, 2016: Peaches are now coming in at Bottom View Farm
You can pick your own peaches this year.
Please bring your container for the peaches or you can buy our container for $2.
Prices for Peaches:
$18 for half bushel if we pick
$16 for half bushel if you pick
** Price does not include the cost of the container**
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 August 2016
Adult and Family Programming
Tuesday, August 23rd Red Cross Blood Drive 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Portland Public Library will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, August 23rd. The blood drive will last from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call 615-325-2279 for any questions.
Friday, August 26th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 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, August 27th Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00 a.m. We will be watching a family friendly movie. Please call the library for the movie title at 615-325-2279.
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.
Thursday, August 25th Microwave Mug Baking 4:00 p.m. All you need are a few ingredients, a mug, and a microwave and you can bake yourself a cake. Come to the library to learn how. Mugs will be provided for the first 20 participants.
CHILDREN’ S EVENTS
Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)
Every Thursday in August ABC Club 10:30 ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. This preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship. Please join us!
Wednesday, August 24th TEL Me Something Good 10:30 Stories, information and games from TEL (TN Electronic Library.) Anyone with internet and a Tennessee library card can use this very fun resource.
Wednesday, August 31st R.E.A.D.S. to me! 10:30 All stories today provided by R.E.A.D.S. (regional ebook & audiobook download system. Somethings you can use when we don’t have the book you want.)
Wednesday, August 3rd This is the final Summer Family Program offered at this time. 1:00 p.m. Go To The Races. We will share one funny book about a race and then spend the time doing relay races. Some require adult help – some kids vs. adults. Come and have fun!
School-Aged Children’s Activities
Wednesday, August 24th TEL Me Something Good 3:30 Stories, information and games from TEL (TN Electronic Library.) Anyone with internet and a Tennessee library card can use this very fun resource.
Wednesday, August 31st R.E.A.D.S. to me! 3:30 All stories today provided by R.E.A.D.S. (regional ebook & audiobook download system. Somethings you can use when we don’t have the book you want.)
Lapsit (ages infants and toddlers)
Friday, August 26th Trains, planes, and cars. 10:30 We will have songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.
Portland Public Library Events for September 2016
Adult and Family Programming
Friday, September 2nd Game Day 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 games together.
Friday, September 9th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 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!
Thursday, September 15th Book Club 11:30 a.m. We will have a guest speaker this month to share with the book club. Debra J. Thornton is a writer/director who is from Franklin, Kentucky. She had her first stage experience playing Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Goodnight Theater in Franklin. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Ms. Thornton moved to Los Angeles where she pursued acting. In order to sharpen her skills and secure work, she set out to write parts in which she would act. We would love for you to join us as we listen to Ms. Thornton share her exciting experiences through her career thus far.
Friday, September 16th Crochet Club 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Crochet Club – 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. Club members are currently working on an Heirloom Afghan project designed for both beginners and experienced crocheters to master the craft one stitch and one square at a time. Club members who have begun their Heritage Afghan are encouraged to bring the squares they have finished. Club members who have not begun the project and those attending for the first time will need to bring one skein of yarn and a size H Crochet hook; the pattern book will be provided by the club. Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, September 17th Tea Time at the Library 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.
Friday, September 23rd Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 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, September 24th Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00 a.m. We will be watching a family friendly movie. Please call the library for the movie title at 615-325-2279.
Tuesday, September 6th Middle School Program Young people 6th through 8th grade are welcome to attend.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Marshmallow Animals Using marshmallows and toothpicks, we will construct various animals. Don’t want to make an animal? Feel free to use your creativity to construct something else.
Young Adult Activities [open to 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.
Thursday, September 1st Mod Podge Collage Letters 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come create decorations for your room or locker. We will be covering cardboard letters with paper from old books and comics. All supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own paper to cut up.
Thursday, September 8th Card Games 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us for an hour of card games! Teens will be able to choose from a wide variety of card games like Spoons, Exploding Kittens, We Didn’t Playtest This at All, and more.
Thursday, September 15th Superfight: The Card Game 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Superfight is a game of absurd arguments. Using a deck of cards, we will create ridiculous characters and argue over who would win in a battle.
Thursday, September 22nd Perler Beads 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Using tiny beads, teens will create works of art. Create your own pattern or copy one already made. This activity is a fun, yet easy, art project.
Thursday, September 29th Movie Screening: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy a movie with friends! We will be serving popcorn and drinks. This movie is rated PG.
CHILDREN’ S EVENTS
Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)
Every Thursday in September ABC Club 10:30 ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes. This preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship. Please join us!
Wednesday, September 7th 10:30 Workers Work Out! Stories about different jobs and lots of movement!
Wednesday, September 14th 10:30 It is all about Teamwork! Being on a team can be fun. Stories and some team games.
Wednesday, September 21st 10:30 Story telling- telling stories, making up stories together and drawing a story.
Wednesday, September 28th 10:30 It is not a box. It is all about pretending today with books, songs and movement.
School-Aged Children’s Activities
Wednesday, September 7th 3:30 Tired of school already? Bored? Come and play board games and hang out.
Wednesday, September 14th 3:30 Today it is all about teamwork. Work together meeting challenges.
Wednesday, September 21st 3:30 It is all about telling stories. Ms. Linda will tell one and then there will be “story” activities and challenges.
Wednesday, September 28th 3:30 All boxed in. Oh the wonders of cardboard! Come and work with your imagination to create a cardboard something!!!
Lapsit (ages infants and toddlers) Stories, songs, rhymes and stickers.
Friday, September 2nd 10:30 Jobs and workers. (Labor Day)
Friday, September 9th 10:30 How do you feel? Books about feelings.
Friday, September 16th 10:30 Pretending!
Friday, September 23rd 10:30 Stories to tell (favorite simple stories)
Friday, September 30th 10:30 Autumn leaves and colors.
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!
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.
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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