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29th Annual Strawberry Stride Race Results
1-mile race results
5K results
Stride Winners
Fun Run Finishers



PHS Class of 2005, 10-Year Reunion

June 13th, 2015
(More information was added 5/20/2015.  You can now order and pay for your dinner online.)
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Portland Public Library Events for May / June 2015

 Thursday, May 21st   Book Club 11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “You Before Me” by Jo Jo Moyes.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

 Thursday, May 21st      Crochet Club  1:00-2:30   Are you a beginner?  Would you like to learn more about crocheting?  Bring your hooks and yarn and please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

 Friday, May 22nd    Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play 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!   Why not join us? 

Tuesday, May 26th Book Signing by J. Carroll Anderson.  4:00-7:00  Please join J. Carroll Anderson, as she signs and sells her first published book.  "Dark Moon Saga, Crimson Moon" is the first in a series and is a fantasy fiction book. Carroll lives in Portland with her family and her animals.  Her love for reading and writing has brought her to the blessing of having her first book published.  See the book on Amazon.

 Saturday, May 30th   Saturday Movie Matinee  11:00 Join us for a family friendly movie.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the rating and the name of the movie. 

 June 2015 Super Hero Card Station  Every Story Has A Hero.  Honor the hero in your life…drop by the Portland Public Library and make a personalized card for the Hero in your story or one of the many Heroes in our community. We have everything you need; cards, art supplies, envelopes, and stamps at the Super Hero Card Station. The Super Hero Card Program will run June 2, 2015 through July 31, 2015.


Tuesday, June 9  Book Signing.  On Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00, please join us at the Portland Public Library for a presentation by Doctor Ron Mayes on his newly released book “Sherrod’s Legacy.” His book is based upon the life of Sherrod Mayes, an early American pioneer, and six generations of descendants, many of whom have deep roots in Sumner County, Tennessee and Simpson County, Kentucky.

Dr. Mayes’ presentation will follow his journey from the beginning of a casual attempt to examine the character of his beloved grandfather, Garlan Mayes, through what became a life-long mission lasting nearly forty years. Critical events of American history come to life when described as experienced by a family line of “average” American citizens. The lives of Sherrod Mayes and his descendants shed new light on a once faded view of the American experience.

For Dr. Mayes, a desire for more information about his grandfather led to a realization of the significance of the people and events that preceded him and a fascination for American history when he began to consider it in relation to Sherrod Mayes and the generations who followed.          

Dr. Mayes grandfather, Garlan Mayes, passed away in 1975. He spent much of his life on the old family farm near Portland. His father’s cabin and the old family cemetery are still there on the old family farm. In many ways, Dr. Mayes still finds “down home” to be the old family farm near Portland, Tennessee.

We hope you will be able to join us as we accept Dr. Mayes’ invitation to “…follow this journey and discover a bright perspective of people and events that shaped each of us while we were not looking.”

Following the presentation, Dr. Mayes will be available for a book signing.


Friday, June 12th    Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away snack food, books, gift cards and more

 Tuesday, June 16th  Community Super Heroes  6:00-7:30  Every story has a hero and the Portland Public Library is pleased to host an event honoring our local Community Heroes on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 6:00- 7:30p.m.  Portland’s “Super Heroes” everyday citizens whose service make a difference in our lives and make our community a better place to live will be on hand to tell you their story.  Join us for this opportunity to meet the Super Heroes in our community; learn about what they do, listen to their stories of service, and learn what we can do to lend our time and resources to support them and the organizations they represent.  

 Thursday, June 18th    Book Club  11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “How to be a Heroine” by Samantha Smith.  The author thinks about the heroines and authors in novels that she has read and loved.  She evaluates how the heroines stack up today and how they shape our lives.

Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th  Free Dental Sealant by the Department of Health  10:00-2:00  Dental staff from the Department of Health will be at the Portland Public Library on Jun 18 and 19 from 10 to 2 offering FREE dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride treatments to people 20 and under.  You must register and pick up a packet of information at the library circulation desk.  The number of people served is limited, so come by the library or call today at 615-325-2279. 

 Friday, June 26th     Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play 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!   Why not join us? 



YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

Young Adult Activities (students 6th grade through 12th grade)  Any questions, please call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279.

 Thursday, May 21st   4:00-5:00  Origami Music Mix  Come create origami with us!  We will also put together a mix to listen to during our programs.  Come bring your favorite CD’s, MP3’s or song titles.

 Thursday May 28th    No Young Adult Program.  Please come and sign up for Summer Reading.

Tuesday, June 2nd  Decorate the YA Area

4:00-5:00  Help us transform our young adult space into a city filled with heroes and villains.  We need painters, crafters, and creative minds.  No artistic experience necessary.

 Thursday, June 4th Mr. Bond The Science Guy  4:00-5:00  Work with Mr. Bond the Science Guy and do hands-on experiments.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Limited to 30 participants.

 Tuesday, June 9th  Hunger Games Training  4:00-5:00  Meet stunt actor Israel Horne who was in Mockingjay- Part 1.  Israel will conduct a Q & A session about his role in the film in the gallery of the library.  Everyone is welcome to attend this session.  Then participate in the training center with the other districts.  Learn the skills necessary to win the games. This training center session is limited to 40 people, therefore  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Thursday, June 11th  DIY T-Shirts  You MUST bring your own T-Shirt to participate.  Light shirts are best.  We will use a technique with sharpies and rubbing alcohol to design shirts.  You are welcome to bring other items such as bags, socks, or pillow cases to design.

Tuesday, June 16th  Cookie Decorating 4:00-5:00   Decorate cookies using different colors and toppings to turn them into anime characters!  If you are not interested in anime, feel free to decorate them any way you wish.  Registration is NOT required, however, if you have any dietary restrictions, please let Ms. Megan or Ms. Dorothy know by June 11th.  You can contact us at 615-325-2279.

 Thursday, June 18th  Water Wars  4:00-5:00  Capture the Flag + Water Balloons = Water Wars.  Outside activities are subject to weather.  Call ahead!  Swimsuits are allowed for water activities but must be covered with a dark t-shirt (this goes for guys and gals).  If you participate in water activities, bring dry clothes, shoes, and a towel.  You will not be allowed past the restrooms if your clothes and shoes are wet.

 Tuesday, June 23rd   Trivia  4:00-5:00   Join us for an hour of fun trivia!  Categories will include questions about superheroes, fandoms, pop culture, and more.  Every member of the winning team will receive a small prize. 

 Thursday, June 25th  Comic Strip Workshop  4:00-5:00  Let your creativity flow by creating your own comic strips!  Not feeling that creative?  We will also have easy fill-in-the-blank comics.

 Tuesday, June 30th  Movie  4:00-6:00  Rated PG.  Call the library at 615-325-2279 for more details and the movie title.



Children's Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)

May 27th  Come sign up for summer reading BUT no program today!

Wednesday, June 3rd  Thornton Cline  Meet author and musician Thornton Cline and hear the story of the incredible shrinking violin.

Wednesday, June 10th  Super Foods  You can’t be a super hero without “super food”.  Join us for a program about eating right-presented by the Sumner County Health Department.

Wednesday June 17th  Super Tooth  Join our special guests Dr. and Mrs. Raum from Raum Dentristy in a program all about your mouth.

Wednesday June 24th  Snow Bird   Today’s special guest is snowbird from Channel 4.  He really is a funny bird.  After his penguin stories, you can pose with him and parents can take pictures.



 After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)

May 27th  Come sign up for summer reading BUT no program today!

Wednesday, June 3rd  Mr. Bond, The Science Guy

Mr. Bond the Science Guy is kicking off our summer programing for the school age (and older) public at the Library.  He has been at 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 up front and help participate in the experiments.  It is not necessary to be signed up for the summer reading program, nor is it necessary to have a library card to attend this program.

Wednesday June10th  Walden’s Puddle  Walden’s puddle will be bringing animals they have rescued and are rehabilitating.  They would welcome donations of paper towels, baby food, bird seed & bleach. 

Wednesday, June 17th  Dee Kimbrell Heroes and Sheroes   Once again we welcome Dee Kimbrell.  This year she will have a Hero/Shero program!

Wednesday, June, 24th  Runaway Puppet Theatre   This year’s performance is:  A Primer of Preeminent Paragons ( you will have to see it to believe it!)



Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)

May 29th  Come sign up for summer reading, BUT no program today!

Friday, June 5th  The Hero Inside Me  My Hands!  Join us for stories, songs and stickers.

 Friday, June 12th  Look What I Can Do (growing up)  stories, rhymes, songs and stickers.

Friday, June 19th  How Nice I Am  Good Deeds & Good Manners – stories, songs & stickers.

Friday, June 26th  I Can Make Music   Come join us for a noisy time together!  As always there will be stickers.



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   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:



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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