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Fall Genealogy Seminar at the Portland Public Library
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon
J. Mark Lowe presents the topics:
Discover Your “Magic Genealogy Box” and
Documenting the “Right” Family While Staying on Track
Mark is a professional genealogist, author, and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. He has worked on the genealogical television series African American Lives, 2 Faces of America, and Who Do You Think You Are?
Seating is limited. Please reserve by calling 615-325-2279.
Please click here for pdf flyer.
Please click here to visit Mark's Facebook page.
Fall Festival at Bottom View Farm!
September 27th until November 1st, 2014
Please click here for details: http://www.bottomviewfarm.com/fall_festival.htm
Generation Church's Annual Love Week
October 5-11, 2014
Generation Church's annual Love Week will be October 5th - October 11th and will be loving on the entire community and the surrounding areas to include free sports camps nightly for children as well as free meals. All are encouraged to attend the free concert with free concessions on October 5th at Richland Stage and the free block party on October 11th with free inflatables, food, music, bingo with prizes (for adults/children) and more. Please see the complete schedule at http://generationchurch.me/love-week-2014/ or on the Facebook page for Generation Church Outreach. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions or additional information.
Town Hall Meeting -
Prescription Drug Abuse
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6 p.m.
At Portland Public Library Tuesday
Speakers: Mayor Ken Wilbur, Representative William Lamberth, Chief Richard Smith.
Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The City of Portland Cable Commission will sponsor a Political Forum for the Portland candidates seeking the position of Alderman (3 Council) and Mayor. Location: Portland City Hall Council Room. The moderator will be Chris Bundgaard with News Channel 2 with host Tim Coker The forum is open to the public as well as being live on Portland’s Cable Network. It will be re-played until election day on November 4th.
Halltown General Baptist Church 5K Race, Fun Run, and Other Events
November 1, 2014
Halltown GBC is having a fundraiser to raise money for two families in the community.
Please click here for details and an entry form (pdf file).
Westmoreland Mule Days
September 15-21, 2014
Please click here for more information:
The Friends of the Portland Public Library will be having their annual Silent Auction November 4 through November 22, 2014. This is the perfect opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and benefit the Library at the same time. Currently the library is accepting donations of items to be auctioned from both businesses and individuals. Simply bring your item to the library and anyone at the main desk will be able to help you.
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 September 2014
Wednesday, September 17th Brown Bag Lunch and 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.
Wednesday, September 17th – Writer’s Group. 4:00-5:30 This will be a day just for writing. Bring in your current work or start something new. Writing prompts will be available. Bring your notepad, Ipad, tablet, laptop, or whatever you write with. Coffee will be available, bring a snack if you want one.
Thursday, September 18th – Portland Page Turners. 11:30 Enjoy reading? Please join us to discuss this month’s book selection, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills. If you would like to read this month’s book, please call the library for availability at 615-325-2279.
Thursday, September 18th – 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!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6 p.m. Town Hall Meeting - Prescription Drug Abuse at Portland Public Library Tuesday, Speakers: Mayor Ken Wilbur, Representative William Lamberth, Chief Richard Smith.
Wednesday, September 24th – Facebook Picture Sharing 10:30-11:30 Learn how to upload, share and download pictures to and from Facebook. Space is limited to the first 16 that register. You can register by stopping in the library of calling us at 615-325-2279.
YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)
Thursday, September 18th 4:00-5:00 Help us celebrate National Game Day and join us for Life-sized Checkers. Wear black or red t-shirts.
Thursday, September 25th 4:00-5:00 Join us for National Comic Book Day. Make crafts and enjoy activities comic book style!
September 2014 Children's Activities
Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)
September 17th Dogs
September 24th Squirrels
After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)
September 17th Dog Gone It
September 24th It’s a little Squirrely
Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)
September 19th Dogs
September 26th Fall
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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