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Pedal For Paws -- 12, 30 and 62 mile bicycle routes
April 12, 2014
Fourth annual Pedal for Paws cycling event will be held in scenic Sumner County on Saturday, April 12th. The event brings animal lovers and cycling enthusiasts together for a great cause. Event starts at 8 a.m. at the Gallatin Civic Center.
Register Online: http://www.active.com/gallatin-tn/cycling/races/pedal-for-paws-tn-2014?keywords=pedal&adk=na
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights
Has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
at the Portland Public Library.
15th Annual Tennessee Highway 52 Yard Sale
The Second Longest Yard Sale in Tennessee -- Almost 100 Miles!
May 16-17, 2014
Please click here for details: http://www.tn52.com/tn52_yard_sale.htm
5K Run and Concert
March 22, 2014
It's a great day for duck hunting and music! Join us on March 22, 2014 at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin, Tennessee, for a 5K run during the day. Runners will have the opportunity of a lifetime to run as their favorite Duck Dynasty character in an outrageous obstacle course while collecting duck decoys. Then at night, enjoy a fantastic country music concert featuring Little Texas, Ash Bowers, Morgan Frazier and McKenzies Mill! Come for the day or just for the concert - it all supports HomeSafe, Inc., a domestic violence agency. click here for more information and to register: http://www.quack-dynasty.com/
Gallatin Shamrock Run 5K and Leprechaun Leap 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Gallatin 5k Shamrock Run and 1 Mile "Leprechaun Leap" Family Fun Run/Walk is presented by the Gallatin Chamber Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Proceeds will be used to fund innovative educational programs for students K-12 in the City of Gallatin. You may register in person at the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce or Tennessee Hardware.
Please click here to register online at active.com.
Highland Academy High Five
5K, 1-Mile and Kid's Fun Run
March 30, 2014
The course starts on the Highland Academy campus on Academy Road in Portland.
Click here for more information and online registration:
Generation Church First
Annual Global Run
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 a.m.
Richland Park, Portland
Proceeds benefit the Generation Global Summer Mission Trip. Registration at 8 a.m.; race at 9 a.m. Register online here:
Portland Public Library Events for March 2014
March 4th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Rescheduled to Tuesday, April 1st at 5:30 p.m. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. This is part 1 of a 4-part series about slavery, freedom and civil rights in Sumner Country, Tennessee and the Nation. Join Dr. Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College for this presentation and discussion. Dr. Bucy is a well-known speaker across Sumner County and Middle Tennessee on a variety of historical subjects.
March 11th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Lucky Library Please join us at the Portland Public Library for an evening of fun playing Bingo. Come and try your luck. We will play several rounds of Bingo and have an array of prizes for you to choose from when you can yell B-I-N-G-O!
March 12th - Writer’s Group 4 – 5:30 p.m. Are you a writer? Do you want to write? Just playing with the idea of writing? Then come join our Writers Group. This month we are excited to be working with the Young Adult Program in creating a play for the Young Adults to perform.
Going with the theme of murder, mystery, and comedic mayhem we will be writing a 10-15 minute play for them. We have an assumed dead leprechaun, a super sleuth who is a bit dense, a dame who is distraught over the loss of her boyfriend, and commentary from the gathering crowd, both human and magical. Come help us tie it all together and create a masterpiece that won't be forgotten. We will meet every Wednesday at 4pm starting February 12th and ending March 12th .
March 19th Class 4 – 5 p.m. What's Pinterest you ask? Are all your friends pinning without you? Do you scratch your head when someone says "I saw it on Pinterest"? Sign up now to learn the in's and out's of Pinterest. What it is, how to create an account and join in the Pinterest craze. Miss Miranda will take you from account creation; explain boards, pins, and how to Pin safely. If you have any questions or to sign up for this class please call 325-2279 or email Miss Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org *Space is limited to the first 15 registered. You MUST have an email set up before class starts.
March 20th 11:30 a.m. Portland Page Turners. Join our book club as we read Modoc by Ralph Helfer. This is a true story about a world-famous elephant. The book is available for checkout at the library.
March 22nd 10 a.m. – 12 noon Genealogy Seminar led by Gordon T. Belt. The Portland Library is hosting a free genealogy seminar. Mr. Gordon T. Belt, Director of Public Services for the Tennessee State Library and Archives will speak on the topic of “Public Services and Online Resources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.” He will explain the basics of using the online data base, “Heritage Quest”, available through the Tennessee Electronic Library (TCL). Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, please call the library at 615-3325-2279.
March 29 - Saturday Movie Matinee - 11a.m. - 1 p.m. Free Movie for the entire family in the community room.
Young Adult Events:
Open to all young adults 6th through 12th grade.
March 6th , 4 – 6 p.m. Try outs for a play written by our Portland Public Library Writer’s Group. The play is called “The Cereal Killing at Gravedigger’s Pub.” All Young adults welcome!
March 13th , 4 – 6 p.m. Learn how to think like Sherlock Holmes! The Director of Criminal Justice at Volunteer State Community College will be here to offer insights on forensics and he will stage a crime scene for you to solve.
Line Dance Classes
Jamie Marshall is a 6-time World Line Dance Champion and offers an ABSOLUTE Beginner class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. at The Oasis Church in Portland [703 South Broadway, at the entrance to Meadow Brook Park]. She also offers an Improver/Experienced class at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is only $5 per class. Line Dancing is great networking, fellowship and exercise. http://www.thejamiemarshall.com/
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 Code: 615
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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