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Raise The Praise
June 3-4, 2016
Richland Park, Portland, Tennessee
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Get Your Puppy or Kitten Fixed for Only $20
During June 2016 Only
Animals must be between 8 weeks and 6 months old.
Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance
Limited appointments available, call (615) 452-2233.
No geographic restrictions.
Includes surgery, rabies vaccination (if 12 weeks or older),  pain medication and overnight stay. 



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  for more information.



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



Portland Public Library Events for May 2016


Fellowship of the Teens   Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Activities are from  4:00-5:00, unless otherwise noted.  Any questions, please call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279.


Thursday, May 26th  No Program Today.  There will be no Fellowship of the Teens today.  You are welcome to stop by the library and sign up for summer reading.


 Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

Wednesday, May 25th      10:30  No Story Time today, but stop in to visit, check out books and pre-signup for summer reading starting June 1st.


School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday , May 25th     3:30  No Story Time today, but stop in to visit, check out books, and pre-signup for summer reading starting June 1st.


Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)

Friday, May 27th  10:30  No lapsit program today.  You can come in and pre-signup for summer reading, check out some great books and next week join us once again.



Portland Public Library Events for June 2016

Adult and Family Programming

Wednesday June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd  Free Dental Sealant by the State of Tennessee  from 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dental staff from the State of Tennessee will be at the library on June 1st and 2nd from 10:00 to 2:00 offering FREE dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride treatments to people 20 and under.  You must register and pick up a packet of information at the library circulation desk.  The number of people served is limited, so come by the library or call today at 615-325-2279.


Every Thursday Morning Book Talk Walk at 10:00 a.m. Please join us every Thursday morning as we exercise our bodies and our minds.  We will leave from the library and go to the park for a walk.  As we walk, we will discuss any books that we are currently reading & share ideas.


Friday, June 3rd  Board Game Day from 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, June 4th Portland Genealogy Club from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic for the day will be researching death indexes/certificates, diseases and epidemics in the U.S., and medicine during the Civil War period.  We will play a matching game where we will match the description of the disease to the name of the disease.  Anyone ever heard of Dropsy?  Come and join us!  We will not meet on July 2nd, as the library will be closed that day.


Tuesday, June 7th   Microfilm Research Center Open House 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You are cordially invited to join us at our Open House to celebrate the completion of the Microfilm Research Center in the James Bailey Museum at the Portland Public Library on June 7, 2016, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. A dedication ceremony to honor the families, individuals, and organizations that made the Microfilm Research Center possible will be held at 5:45pm. A demonstration showcasing the research capabilities of the new microfilm reader will follow the dedication. Refreshments will be served.


Friday, June 10th  Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 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!   Why not join us?


Tuesday, June 14th   All About Herbs Presentation 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Culinary herbs have been used for centuries to flavor our foods and now with the growing concern about the high amounts of salt, fat and sugar in the foods we eat, herbs are a healthier way to add flavor.  Join in this demonstration workshop to teach herb identification harvesting, storing, preservation, cooking techniques, and other uses.


Thursday, June 16th Book Club at 11:30 a.m. Please join us if you love to read. We will be reading Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  Call the library to reserve your copy at 615-325-2279.


Friday, June 17th  Crochet Club from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.  If you’re already participating, bring the project you’re currently working on.  If you’re attending for the first time, bring a size H hook and one skein of yarn.  Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Saturday, June 18th Tea Time at the Library from 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. 


Friday, June 24th Lucky Library Bingo from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 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!


Saturday, June 25th  Saturday Movie Matinee at 11:00 a.m. We will be watching “Little Giants”.  Join us for this family friendly movie.   


Tuesday, June 28th   Murder On the Grill from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It’s a cookout with a twist as you go back in time to 1959 for this murder mystery game luncheon.  Join us at the Kansas City home of Tom Dooley for a backyard cookout where there are plenty of suspects when hot dogs, chips, drinks, dessert, and murder are on the menu.  Registration is required – for ages 18+.  You will receive your characters assignment and invitation to the cookout at the time of registration.



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 open10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.


Thursday, June 2nd  Scavenger Hunt from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Compete against other teams to locate and collect various items throughout the library.  Will you be able to find everything before time runs out?


Tuesday June 7th Frozen Yogurt Sundaes 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Create your own frozen yogurt sundae with healthier toping options such as fruit and dark chocolate.


Thursday, June 9th  Mr. Bond The Science Guy from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Work with Mr. Bond the Science Guy and do hands-on experiments.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 30 participants.


Tuesday, June 14th  DIY T-Shirts from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You MUST bring your own T-Shirt to participate.  Light shirts are best.  We will use a technique with sharpies and rubbing alcohol to design shirts.  This is a chance to create a shirt for our upcoming Quidditch match.


Thursday, June 16th  Quidditch from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will be playing a Muggle form of Quidditch.  Please BYOB-bring your own broom.  A waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian for teens to participate.


Tuesday, June 21st   Library Games from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In teams, young adults will participate in friendly library themed competitions.  Library games will include book cart relay races, speed shelving, book stacking, and more.


Thursday, June 23rd  Chocolate Games from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a delicious competition comprised of chocolate-inspired events!  There will be plenty of chocolate to snack on after the games.  Dairy and nuts may be present.  If you have any food allergies, please let us know.


Tuesday, June 28th  Movie “Clue”  Rated PG from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Join us for a screening of the classic movie Clue.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.


Thursday, June 30th  Clue Party from 4:00 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. Teens will participate in a live action game of Clue.  Which team will be able to solve the murder of Mr. Boddy?   Refreshments will be provided.



Children’s Activities

Wednesday, June 1st  Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration – Signups Begin Signups begin today!  You can come in and do a coloring page, a small craft or complete a quiz or puzzle.  Drawings throughout the day for prizes!  You do not have to be present to win.


Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. [ages 3-5]


Wednesday, June 8th   Plant a Seed of Knowledge  Join us for sunflower and gardening stories.  You may then plant your own seed to take home and grow indoors or transplant to your yard!  Program presented in part by local Master Gardeners


Wednesday, June 15th   Fire Department Visit  We will have a story or two about firemen/fire stations.  You will then get to meet a fireman, see all of his equipment, maybe try some of it on, ask a bunch of questions and then explore the fire truck.  Please note, if a fire occurs in town at this same time, the fire department will be too busy to come to the libr


Wednesday June 22nd   Run for a Healthy Mind  Today’s program will be presented by the Sumner County Health Department.  We are never sure exactly what they will do or how they might dress up, but the focus will be on how food and exercise can make your brain work better.


 Wednesday June 29th Snow Bird  Snowbird from Channel 4 visits us nearly every year during our summer program, and today is the day!  He will share penguin facts and stories along with a few jokes!  Afterwards, kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet him while parents photograph them. 


School aged meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8th   Mr. Bond, The Science Guy  Mr. Bond the Science Guy is kicking off our summer programing for the school age (and older) children at the Library.  He has been to our library many times over the years and is always very popular.  See demonstrations of science at work and possibly get the chance to come to the front and help participate in the experiments. 


Wednesday June 15th    Get Up and Move – Anime Dance.   It might seem odd to combine anime and dance, but that is just what a local dance troupe is going to do.  Come and watch a short performance and then try out some of the moves for yourself.  You just may be surprised!


Wednesday, June 22nd   Animal Tales   This year we have something completely new.  A group called Animal Tales have promised to educate, entertain and inspire us with up close looks at real live animals and audience participation.


Wednesday, June, 29th    Dave Mitchell  Another new performer this year!  You won’t want to miss him.  It is a little magic, a little bit of puppets, and a little storytelling.  It is sure to be an exciting program


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


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


Friday, June 3rd   Numbers  The focus this week is on numbers and counting.


Friday, June 10th   Back to Nature  This week it is all about growing things-flowers, plants, trees. 


Friday, June 17th  Firefighters and Police Officers  Our stories this week will focus on these people who protect us.


Friday, June 24th   Baby Games  This week will include baby games, such as peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake and tickle games.




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 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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