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2014 Portland Gospel & Christmas Singing
December 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
WQKR Radio, AM 1270 and FM 91.5
Singing by Leon Sherron
Free to all.
Please listen!



Wishing Everybody a Very Merry Christmas!



Portland Public Library Events for December 2014 / January 2015

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25th  Library Closed for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014    Noon Year Eve's Celebration.  10:30 to noon   All ages come celebrate a countdown to 12:00 noon.  The fun starts at 10:30 with a countdown, fun games and then lots of noise at 12:00 sharp!

All of January - Diorama Exhibit  Please come in an enjoy “Andy” Roderick’s Diorama Exhibit which is located in the gallery of the Portland Public Library.  Andy’s work, recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads, will be on exhibit at the library through February 28, 2015.  Visit our website at for a sneak preview and more information.

 Thursday, January 1st   The Library is Closed for New Years Day

 Friday, January 9th    Lucky Library Bingo  1:00-2:00  Join us for a few rounds of Bingo.  We have lots of fun, and there are fun, free prizes to choose from! 

 Tuesday, January 13th   READS Workshop  11:00 till 12:00    Come and learn how to borrow books on your electronic devices.  Tennessee READS is available to all Tennessee residents with a library card.  You can borrow ebooks, audio books, and even streaming videos.  Bring your device with you.  Sign up today by stopping by the circulation desk or calling 615-325-2279.

 Wednesday, January 14th   Brown Bag Lunch and Movie 11:30-1:30  Bring your lunch and join us in the community room to watch a movie!  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

 Thursday, January 15th      Portland Page Turners Book Club  11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.  Call us at 615-325-2279 to put a book on hold for you!

 Thursday,   January 15th    Crochet Club  1:00-2:30  Are you a beginner?  Would you like to learn more about crocheting?  Please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

 Friday, January 23rd  Lucky Library Bingo  1:00-2:00  We are going to have Bingo every 2nd and 4th Friday!  Come join us for lots of laughter and fun and some cute prizes.

 Saturday, January 24th  Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00    Family friendly movie.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

Friday, January 30th  Friday at the Movies 11:00  Join us in the community room for a movie, some popcorn and a drink.  It is all free!  Call us at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.




YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25th  Library Closed for Christmas.

Thursday, January 8th  4:00-5:00   Young Adult Kick-Off Party  Come join us for our Young Adult Kick-Off Party!  Enjoy food, card games, and getting to know the new Young Adult program leaders, Megan and Dorothy!

Thursday,  January 15th 4:00-5:00   3D Hand Art   Have fun creating easy 3D hand art!  Learn how to create other Zentangle designs as well.

Thursday, January 22nd  4:00-5:00  We Play Wii!   Join us for Wii games in the community room.  Vote on what new games we should add to our collection.

Thursday, January 29th  4:00-5:00  8-bit Lego Art  Create pixilated characters from vintage video games using Legos.



Children's Activities

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

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

January 7th    Dinosaurs

January 14th  Seals

January 21st   Penguins

January 30th  Polar Bears



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

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

January 7th    Dinosaurs & Fossils (It’s old Rock Day)

January 14th  Seals of Approval

January 21st   Penguins

January 30th   Polar Bears



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

December 26th   No lapsit story time today.

January 2nd     Celebrations and parties!

January 9th      Dinosaurs

January 16th    It’s Appreciate a Dragon Day – Dragon Tales

January 23rd    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Body parts – It’s measure your feet day)

January 30      Polar Bears and other Bears



Merry Christmas from
Sarah's Busy Bee Florist
We're having a Christmas sale!



Have you ever seen the inside of Macy's Portland Distribution Center?
It's pretty incredible.
Take a look at this five-minute video: 



Photo sent in by  Bryant Donovan.  Thanks!



Highland Rim Historical Society Fundraiser
Notecards of Historic Cold Springs School (Summer and Winter scenes) are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $10 for 10 cards.  Funds are used for ongoing preservation and maintenance of this historic building, located in Richland Park.  In addition, HRHS is trying to acquire other items (e.g., school books and blackboards) to restore the school to its original condition as a one-room schoolhouse.



New Area Code Coming!
Middle Tennessee is getting a new area code.  Area code 615 is almost at capacity, and it will be joined by area code 629.  Please get in the habit now of writing your phone number with the area code.  Be sure your area code appears on your business cards, checks, signs, and other items.  In early 2015, it will be mandatory to dial a 10-digit phone number to make a local call.  It is important to note that all cities and towns in Middle Tennessee will have some phone numbers in area code 615 and some phone numbers in area code 629.  Theoretically, you could have a phone number of (615) 234-5678, and your neighbor across the street could have (629) 234-5678.  For more information, please see;  



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 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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