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West Nights at Portland
West Middle School
July 29, 31, 2014
Parents and Guardians of Portland West Middle Students: Please attend an evening meeting to prepare your child for the 2014-2015 school year. Each student should be represented and accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Please see attached pdf file for the date you should attend (based on student's last name) and additional details.
Sumner Spay Neuter
Get your pit bull (or pit bull mix) fixed for only $20 during August 2014 only. Please call (615) 452-2233. http://www.sumnerspayneuteralliance.org/primp-your-pit.html
Highland Rim Historical
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; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_615
Portland Public Library Events for July/ August 2014
Tuesday, July 22nd Photography Workshop Wrap Up with Kat Bradshaw 5:30-7:30 Come and bring your favorite picture you took over the last month. (on sd card, usb or cd) We will be printing them and preparing them for a gallery display in the library during the month of August. (You must have attended the photography workshop in June)
Wednesday, August 6th Writer’s Group. 4:00-5:30 Welcome back from Summer Break! Bring the last writing prompt you worked on and be ready for your next writing prompt for the month. We will catch up on what projects everyone worked on over the summer and light refreshments will be served. New members are always welcome! Bring a friend!
Wednesday, August 13th Brown Bag Lunch & 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 to get the name of the movie.
Friday, August 15th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00-2:00 Please join us for a few rounds of Bingo. We have lots of fun and there are fun, free prizes to choose from!
Tuesday, August 19th Resume Writing Workshop. 3:00-5:00 Using Career Transitions on the Tennessee Electronic Library, we will walk through creating an account and then continue to the step-by-step resume building. Our goal at the end of the workshop is to send everyone away with a fresh resume. Make sure to bring your most recent resume, job information (company contact and dates you worked there), school information (high school and any college, technical or certificates beyond high school) and three references (names and phone numbers). Space is limited to the first 8 people who sign up, so call today at 615-325-2279. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Miranda by phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 20th Writer’s Group 4:00-5:30 This will be a day just for writing and critique (for those that would like it) Bring in your current work or start something new. Bring your notepad, ipad, tablet, laptop or whatever you write with. Coffee and water will be available. Bring a snack if you want one.
Thursday, August 21st Portland Page Turners. 11:30 Enjoy reading? Please join us to discuss this month’s book selection, Acequia Madra by Rosa Calkins Sitchler. If you would like to read this month’s book, please call the library for availability at 615-325-2279.
Thursday, August 21st Crochet Club 1:00-2:30 Are you a beginner? Would you like to learn more about crocheting? Please join us and learn lots and have fun socializing!
YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)
Tuesday, July 22nd Young Adult Games 4:00-5:00 Come enjoy fun games in the Young Adult Space, and if it's a pretty day, we'll move our games outside. Have a game you think others will enjoy? Bring it!
Thursday, July 24th Doctor Who Craft. Registration Required 4:00-5:00 Do you love all things Doctor Who? Join us as we build a TARDIS and more! Are you asking yourself . . . Doctor who? Join us anyway and learn to love this amazing show. Call 615-325-2279 to register.
Tuesday, July 29th Doctor Who Craft 2. Registration Required 4:00-5:00 Are you a fan of all things related to Doctor Who? Join us as we create our own sonic screwdrivers! Not sure Who the Doctor is? Join us and learn to love it too! Call 615-325-2279 to register.
Thursday, July 31st Young Adult Movie 4:00-5:00 Please call the library at 325-2279 to find out the name of the movie.
Thursday, August 7th Back to School Bash 4:00-5:30 Come in and make your own survival kit to help you get through your next year of school. Supplies included! Held in the community room. Questions? Feel free to call Miss Karye at (615) 325-2279. No registration required
Thursday, August 14th Locker Crafts 4:00-5:00 Come make magnets, posters, and give your locker style! Supplies provided. No registration required. Questions? Call Miss Karye at 615-325-2279.
Thursday, August 21st Roller Coaster Challenge. 4:00-5:00 Work together and build the baddest coaster out of paper rolls and duct tape. Make crazy loops and death defying heights. Does it work? Try it out with a marble and see if you succeed! Supplies provided. Questions? Call Miss Karye at 615-325-2279. No registration required!
Thursday, August 28th Thursday Movie. 4:00-6:00 Bring your own snacks and join us for a great movie! Call 615-325-2279 for movie title.
JULY CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES
Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)
July 25th Water, water everywhere. There is water in ponds, rivers, oceans, swimming pools, and bathtubs. We'll, share books and songs and nursery rhymes about wonderful water, and finish off the session with a sticker page. This story time is for infants and toddlers, although older siblings are welcome to come with them
Preschool and After School (ages 3 to school age)
Wednesday, July 23rd Humpty Show and Food Science
10:30 Humpty Was A Good Egg. Food is the focus of the day. This session is all about Humpty Dumpty and EGGS! Stories, action activities and even an experiment or two.
12:30 Bread and Water. Our stories will be about bread…making it, eating it. But then what happens when you add germs and water? Good and bad hygiene? Come find out. This session is for preschoolers and possibly lower elementary grades.
2:30 Food for Thought. We will be sharing a “Food” book and then doing some science experiments that involve food. This session is for school aged children.
4:30 Candy Land This session is all about candy. We won’t be eating candy, but we will be doing experiments with candy. WARNING: Children with severe allergies (especially to peanuts) might want to avoid this session, as I can’t guarantee completely peanut free or allergen free candy. This event is for students in Kindergarten and older grades.
Wednesday, July 30th Movies – For names of the movies, please call the library at 325-2279 or visit us at the library. SHOW TIMES: 10:30, 12:30, and 3:30.
August 2014 Children's Activities
Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)
August 6th No story time today.
August 13th What’s your favorite animal? We will be doing lots of animal stories the next few months, just because we have so many funhy animal books in the libray. Vote for your favorite.
August 20th Big, bad bears (also cute little ones)
August 27th Worms – YUCK!! (or maybe they aren’t so yucky—you decide)
After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)
August 6th – No story time today.
August 13th Eric Carle, his books, his art and our attempt to create similar art.
August 20th Bear on the Farm? Musical Bears? Bare Bears? It’s about Bears!
August 27th The Power’s out! No internet! How to entertain ourselves? Paper and pencil games.
Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)
August 1st Books and reading (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)
August 8th No Lapsit today.
August 15th McDonald’s farm. Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers
August 22nd Bears, Bears, Bears. Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.
August 29th Wiggle Worms. Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.
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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