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2014 Ride For a Cure

May 24, 2014
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National Day of Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00 a.m.
Portland First Baptist Church (Recreation Center)
$50 for a table of 10, or $5 per ticket
Tickets may be purchased at the Portland Chamber of Commerce on Main Street.



3rd Annual Mayor's Strawberry Stoll
April 1 through June 5, 2014
This is a ten-week free walking program held of Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  All walks begin at 5:30 p.m..  Meet at the Cold Springs School in Richland Park.  Click here for pdf flyer with additional information.  (Revised: 03/25/2014.)



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:  



Portland Public Library Events for April/May 2014

Facebook Workshop Tuesday, April 22nd, 3:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Come learn more about Facebook.  You have an account, now what?  Come learn how to add and/or delete friends.  What is blocking?  How to load and share pictures and videos, and even a bit about managing pages.  Bring your questions with you.  Space is limited to the first 16 that register.  Come by or call us to register at 325-2279.

Saturday, April 26th  Tea Time at the Library.  You are cordially invited to join us for “Tea Time at the Library” at 2:00 p.m. on April 26th.   The traditional English “Afternoon Tea” menu will include teas, pastries and dainty sandwiches.  This free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is open to ladies age 16 and over.  Attendance is limited and registration is required.  Registration for the event may be done in person or by phone at 325-2279.

Thursday, May 8th   Strawberry Story Hour at the Library. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Celebrate strawberries in Portland with strawberry stories, singing & dancing, coloring pages/games and a free Strawberry Shortcake “Easy Reader” book to the first 30 children.  Ms. Linda will also appear as “Strawberry Shortcake”.

 Saturday, May 10th    8:30 – Noon.  We will host a booth at the Pre-Festival Activities on Market Street.  Come by and see what the library has to offer.  Bring your friends!  The library will be closed.

 Tuesday, May 13th.  Introduction to the Library’s Online Resources.  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Learn how to borrow an eBook, take a free class, get homework help, and access eBooks, games, and puzzles for children.   Discover how to manage your account, renew and reserve books, or contact a librarian online, anytime, from anywhere.

Thursday, May 15th   Crochet Club  1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Do you want to learn to crochet?  Do you already know how but want to socialize with others?  Come and join us for a fun time.

Friday, May 16th    Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – 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 17th   Saturday Movie Matinee  11:00 – 1:00.   Please join us for a family friendly movie.

 Tuesday, May 20th   Meet Judith Morgan, Author of The Lost World of Langley Hall.   5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  It started with a love letter, more than 100 years old.  Judith Morgan found it in an old book of poetry recovered from a Gallatin mansion that had been demolished in the 1960’s.  She began to research and discovered that the man who wrote it and the woman who received it eventually married – after a courtship of more than 20 years.  The lives of these people, businessman Will Allen and heiress Katy Trousdale, fascinated Judith.  She learned about their families and friends and life in Gallatin, TN from 1853 through 1952.  Hear her discuss the local happenings of these years and the roles town residents play in the wars and other national events of the era.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Portland Page Turners and The Friends of the Library.

 Tuesday, May 27th   Book Signing with author Wanda Palmer.  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Please join us and meet Wanda E. Palmer, author of Jocelyn: Self into Silver.  Wanda was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and spent summers teaching Vacation Bible School on the Navajo reservation, and married a man in the U.S. Navy’s submarine service. She retired as a school teacher, but continues to teach English to internationals.  She has written stories all her life. She started writing this story, and it kept growing into the series of books called, God’s Amazing Grace.

YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)

April 24th,  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Young Adult Movie Night.

May 1st,  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   May the Fourth Be With You – Celebrate Star Wars day with other fans.  Galactic activities and snacks!  Costumes welcome! 

May 8th,, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Assist Ms. Linda with Strawberry Story Hour

May 15th , 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Mad about Mad Lib – Join us as we make up kooky stories and play fun games!

May 22nd,  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Choco-fest – Play with all things chocolate as we build towers, catch kisses, and win prizes!

 May 29th,   No YA Activities.


Lap sit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages – infants and toddlers)
May 2nd           NONE – Program cancelled
May 9th               Fruits
May 16th            Cats and Kittens
May 23rd            Community Workers
May 30th         NONE

Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3 – 5)
April 30th        Truth and Lies (It’s National Honesty Day)
May 7th               Strawberries
May 14th            Three Little Pigs
May 21st             Community Workers
May 28th         NONE

 After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)
April 30th        Truth and Lies (It’s National Honesty Day)
May 7th               Strawberries
May 14th            Goldilocks and the _____________
May 21st             When I grow up
May 28th         NONE



Line Dance Classes

Every Monday
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. 



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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