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July 5, 2016: Peaches are now coming in at Bottom View Farm
You can pick your own peaches this year. 
Please bring your container for the peaches or you can buy our container for $2. 
Prices for Peaches:
$18 for half bushel if we pick
$16 for half bushel if you pick
** Price does not include the cost of the container**
http://www.bottomviewfarm.com/  

 

 


Craft Sale - First Baptist Church
November 4-5, 2016
We are excited to announce the first ever Women on Mission sponsored craft show "A Portland Country Christmas" held at First Baptist Church, Portland. It will be held:
Friday, November 4 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 106 N Broadway, Portland, Tennessee 37148, Family Recreation Center
We are currently seeking vendors. Our own WOM booths will contain the handmade items and home canned goods that we have become known for.  Please message us or contact us at WomenonMission@fbcportland.org  for more information.

 

 


Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the TN52.com website for details.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for July 2016

Adult and Family Programming

Friday, July 29th  Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There are five Friday’s in July.  Therefore we have Bonus 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!  Join us!

 

Young Adult Activities  [open to rising 6th through 12th graders]

Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities, no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open 10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.

 

Tuesday, July 26th    Harry Potter Bingo from  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will be playing a Harry Potter variation of the classic game, Bingo.   Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 

Thursday, July 28th  Football Activities from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cool off with some football ice cream sandwiches and play a game of paper football.

 

Tuesday, August 2nd   Live-Action Pacman from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Become Pacman in a life-sized maze.  Wakka, wakka.

 

Thursday, August 4th  Movie: Space Jam (PG) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Travel to the mid-90’s by joining us for a screening of Space Jam.   Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

 

Family Programs meet on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. – activities for adults and children!

 

Wednesday, July 27th  Life-Sized Games We are going to attempt to play a life-sized version of checkers.  We expect the whole family to be involved and there will definitely be some coaching needed, as it is hard to see what your next move is. 

 

Wednesday, August 3rd Go To The Races  Relay races today.  Races are designed to need an adult helper or races where kids compete against adults.

 

Children’s Activities

Preschool-aged children meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. [ages 3-5]

School-aged children meet on Wednesdays at 3:30

 Wednesday, July 27th  Life-sized Games We will share a book about game playing and then we become the game pieces in a life-sizes version of Chutes and Ladders at 10:30 and Candyland at 3:30.

 

Wednesday, August 3rd  Go to the Races Today it is all about races.  We will probably share a book or story about a race, but mostly we will be doing various relay races.  We have easy ones for the preschoolers and progressing as the day goes on.

 

Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. [infants and toddlers]

These programs consist of stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and a sticker page.

Friday, July 29th  I Love My Library The theme this week is libraries and books.  A great day to visit the library!

 

Friday, August 5th  Race To The Finish The theme today is racing.  This is the official last program and the END or FINISH of summer programs at the Portland Public Library.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for August 2016

Adult and Family Programming

 Friday, August 5th   Board Game Day  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Remember how much fun it was to gather with friends around the table to play a game?  Then the library is the place to be on the first Friday of the month.  We have the games set up, the refreshments ready and can’t wait for you to join us as we reconnect with old friends and make new friends as we play board games together.  

 

Saturday, August 6th  Genealogy Club  10:30 to 12:30   The Portland Genealogy Club will meet on August 6th from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Portland Public Library.  The topics of the day will be using GPS (not global positioning system), using Wildcards and Boolean searches, and how to use a search engine for genealogy.  It is free and we would love the have you.

 

Friday, August 12th   Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 p.m.  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, August 18th   Book Club

11:30 a.m.   Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!   We will be reading “From Darkness to Sight” by Dr. Ming Wang.  Call the library today to reserve your copy at 615-325-2279.

 

Friday, August 19th    Crochet Club   1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.    Crochet Club – the place where, with a crochet hook and a single skein of yarn, both beginners and masters of the craft gather together for a wonderful afternoon of creativity on the third Friday of each month. Club members are currently working on an Heirloom Afghan project designed for both beginners and experienced crocheters to master the craft one stitch and one square at a time. Club members who have begun their Heritage Afghan are encouraged to bring the squares they have finished. Club members who have not begun the project and those attending for the first time will need to bring one skein of yarn and a size H Crochet hook; the pattern book will be provided by the club. Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Saturday, August 20th   Tea Time at the Library  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   This is a social event, as the taking and offering of tea signifies friendship and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  This program requires no invitation or reservation.  Simply bring a batch of your favorite sweet or savory to share and “drop in” for tea.  We will take care of everything else. 

 

Tuesday, August 23rd   Red Cross Blood Drive  2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Portland Public Library will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, August 23rd.   The blood drive will last from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the circulation desk or call 615-325-2279 for any questions.

 

Friday, August 26th   Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 p.m.  We will begin playing Bingo at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  We have lots of fun!

 

Saturday, August 27th    Saturday Movie Matinee  11:00 a.m.  We will be watching a family friendly movie.  Please call the library for the movie title at 615-325-2279. 

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 Young Adult Activities  [open to rising 6th through 12th graders]

Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities, no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open 10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.

 

Tuesday, August 2nd   Live-Action Pacman from  4:00 p.m.  Become Pacman in a life-sized maze.  Wakka, wakka.

 

Thursday, August 4th  Movie Screening  4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Travel to the mid-90’s by joining us for a screening of a family friendly movie.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the movie name. 

 

Thursday, August 11th  No Young Adult Program Today.

 

Thursday, August 18th  Blindfold Art Challenge 4:00 p.m.   Join us for a Blindfold Art Challenge!  Completely blindfolded, teens will attempt to draw cartoon characters, animals, people, and more.  Our Middle School program is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Young people 6th through 8th grade are welcome to attend.  All events are free of charge.  Questions?  Call Dorothy or Megan @615-325-2279.

 

Thursday, August 25th  Microwave Mug Baking  4:00 p.m.  All you need are a few ingredients, a mug, and a microwave and you can bake yourself a cake.  Come to the library to learn how.  Mugs will be provided for the first 20 participants.   

 

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CHILDREN’ S EVENTS

 Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

 

Every Thursday in August      ABC Club               10:30   ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes.  This preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship.  Please join us!

 

Wednesday, August 3rd   Go to the Races! 10:30  Stories about races and some easy relay races.

 

Wednesday, August 10th – No Children’s Program Today

 

Wednesday, August 17th   Vacation Show & Tell  10:30   Bring pictures/ souvenirs from your vacation to talk about.  If you didn’t go anywhere, pretend vacation with us and then a “Flat Stanley” project.

 

Wednesday, August 24th   TEL Me Something Good   10:30  Stories, information and games from TEL (TN Electronic Library.)  Anyone with internet and a Tennessee library card can use this very fun resource.

 

Wednesday, August 31st  R.E.A.D.S. to me!   10:30   All stories today provided by R.E.A.D.S. (regional ebook & audiobook download system.  Somethings you can use when we don’t have the book you want.)

  

Wednesday, August 3rd  This is the final Summer Family Program offered at this time. 1:00 p.m.  Go To The Races.  We will share one funny book about a race and then spend the time doing relay races.  Some require adult help – some kids vs. adults.  Come and have fun!

 

School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, August 3rd   Race To The Finish 3:30  This is the final school age summer program.  One book about races and then some slightly difficult relay races.

 

Wednesday, August 10th   No Program Today.

 

Wednesday, August 17th   Vacation Show & Tell   3:30  Bring pictures/souvenirs from your vacation to talk about.  If you didn’t go anywhere, help us plan a perfect vacation and then a “Flat Stanley” project.

 

Wednesday, August 24th     TEL Me Something Good   3:30  Stories, information and games from TEL (TN Electronic Library.)  Anyone with internet and a Tennessee library card can use this very fun resource.

 

Wednesday, August 31st   R.E.A.D.S. to me!   3:30  All stories today provided by R.E.A.D.S. (regional ebook & audiobook download system.  Somethings you can use when we don’t have the book you want.)

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Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)

Friday, August 5th    Race to the Finish 10:30  Songs, rhymes, and stories about races. This is the final summer reading lapsit program and the beginning of the Olympics.

 

Friday, August 12th  No Lapsit Today

 

Friday, August 19th   Going on vacation or a trip   10:30   We will have songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.

 

Friday,  August 26th   Trains, planes, and cars.  10:30   We will have songs, rhymes, stories and 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   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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