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75th Annual Portland Strawberry Fextival
May 1-9, 2015
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Portland Public Library Strawberry Time Story Hour
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Strawberry Story Time at the Library.  3:30-4:40 p.m.    Come join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate Strawberry Festival Week.  In keeping with the Star Wars theme, we will be sharing a Star Wars story, asking some Star Wars trivia questions, and will have Star Wars books available for checkout.  We also have a very special NEW book to share with everyone.  It is newly published and is about the Portland, Tennessee Strawberry Festival and the man who tried to save it from disaster.  There will be refreshments, goodies, games and coloring pages after the stories.   This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Portland Chamber of Commerce.  This is a free event.  Please bring your entire family!

 

 

City Chat
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Portland Public Library, 301 Portland Blvd.
The city and chamber will host quarterly City Chat meetings for the community to talk to the City Officials and Department Heads about questions or concerns they may have. These will be held at various locations around Portland.  Topic for April: Discussion about new City Hall building

 

 

2nd Annual Bike Rodeo
May 2, 2015
Sponsored by the Portland Police Department.  8 a.m. until noon at Richland Park.  Free rider safety course, bike giveaways, bile safety inspections and more.  Bring your bicycle and helmet to the park.  All kids must have an adult present.

 

 


16th Annual Highway 52 Yard Sale  
Friday & Saturday, May 15th & 16th, 2015
The 2nd LONGEST YARD SALE in the State of Tennessee!! From Orlinda to just east of Celina … almost 95 miles of yard sales!  See the following website for much more information for this traditionally amazing weekend.  http://www.tn52.com/tn52_yard_sale.htm    

 

 

New Restaurant in Portland
The Bottom View Farm restaurant is now open.
It's called "Fish n' More".
Our hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Now serving breakfast!
http://www.bottomviewfarm.com/ 

 

 


29th Annual Strawberry Stride
Race date:  Saturday, May 9, 2015
Race time:  8:00 a.m.
Race location:  Portland High School, 600 College Street, Portland, TN  37148.
Race type: 5K, 1-mile and Kid fun runs.
Pre-registration prices:  5K - $25, 1-mile - $15 and Kid fun runs - $10.
Registration deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015.
Web-site for mail-in application form (Word file):  www.phsathletics.net 
You may register online at Active.com.
Contact information:  Ginger Lesemann, ginger.lesemann@sumnerschools.org

 

 

Portland Little League Sign-Ups
Every Week:
Friday: 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3 to 18 years
110 West Market Street
Baseball / Softball

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for April/May 2015

Wednesday, May 6th Strawberry Story Time at the Library.  3:30    Come join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate Strawberry Festival Week.  In keeping with the Star Wars theme, we will be sharing a Star Wars story, asking some Star Wars trivia questions, and will have Star Wars books available for checkout.  We also have a very special NEW book to share with everyone.  It is newly published and is about the Portland, Tennessee Strawberry Festival and the man who tried to save it from disaster.  There will be refreshments, goodies, games and coloring pages after the stories.   This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Portland Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, May 8th   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!     

 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? 

 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. 

 

 

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, April 30th  4:00-6:00 Movie Screening  Join us as we watch a movie together!  Popcorn and drinks will be served.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the movie name and additional details.  It will be a lot of fun!

Thursday, May 7th  4:00-5:00 Super Marior Wii Game Day.  Join us for a fun day of Super Mario Wii games!  We can play Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario Galaxy, or Mario Kart!  It will be a lot of fun!

  Thursday, May 14th   4:00-5:00  Post-It Note Art  We are creating Post-It note art!  Join us as we draw on and decorate Post-It notes using different colors of pencils and markers.  The artwork will be displayed in the Young Adult area in a Post-It Note art show!

 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.

 

 

Children's Activities

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

April 29th  Elephant.  Elephant stories and facts plus songs, activities and a coloring page.

May 6th  Raccoons.  Facts & stories and jumping around, plus a craft.

May 13th Turtles.  Get out of your shell.  Sing, dance and color with us!

May 20th  Spiders, Itsy Bitsy and Miss Muffett.  Stories, rhymes and action with a craft. 

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

 

 

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

April 29th  Po-e-tree.  It is National Poetry Month.  Cool poetry examples and rhyming stories.

May 6th  . Come join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate Strawberry Festival Week.  In keeping with the Star Wars theme, we will be sharing a Star Wars story, asking some Star Wars trivia questions, and will have Star Wars books available for checkout. 

We also have a very special NEW book to share with everyone.  It is newly published and is about the Portland, Tennessee Strawberry Festival and the man who tried to save it from disaster.  There will be refreshments, goodies, games and coloring pages after the stories.  This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Portland Chamber of Commerce.

May 13th  Mistakes that Worked – Facts and stories about inventions.  Then use the stuff on the table to make something.

May 20th  Today is “Be a Millionaire Day”  What does a million look like?  Play trivia games and win a million FAKE dollars.

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

 

 

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

April 24th  Trees and Plants  It is Arbor Day.  Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.

May 1st   Flowers.  Come join us for stories, songs and stickers.

May 8th  Mothers (because Mother’s Day is coming) Stories, songs and stickers.

May 15th  Musical Instruments.  It’s buy a musical instrument day!  Today might get noisy!

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

 

 


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!

 

 


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: www.TN52.com.

 

   

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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