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Take Your Child to the Library Day and Valentine Love Notes
Saturday, February 7, 2015,  10:30 to 1:00

Take Your Child to the Library Day is held on the first Saturday of February each year.  This day was designed to encourage families to explore their local library.   On February 7th, the Portland Public Library will celebrate the day with lots of fun activities for the entire family.  The day will begin at 10:30 with a Family Story Time hosted by the children’s librarian Ms. Linda Ackerman. 

Following this, the library will host the second annual Family Love Notes.  This family craft event will be held in the community room with crafts for all ages.  Areas will be set up where you can make a duct tape rose, make a homemade Valentine with your children, or make a heart-shaped door hanger.   A photo booth will be set up where you can have your photo made with your special someone. 

The library will also host a library card scavenger hunt with large library cards hidden throughout the library with small prizes given when found.

The Portland Public Library is full of books, movies, audio books, computers, iPads, and Kindles that can be borrowed.  Visit the library, have your picture made and enjoy making valentines.  See you there! 

 

 

Temple Theater Fundraiser
Sweetheart Dinner & Show

February 13, 2015
Crafton Barn, Portland.
Please click here for pdf flyer.

 

 

Portland Relay For Life "Biggest Loser" Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, February 2, 2015
Eat healthy? Get fit? Lost weight? Have fun!  Win money!
Please see attached pdf file for details, rules and an entry form.

 

 

Marriage Seminar
February 13, 14, 15, 2015
The Portland Church of God is sponsoring a marriage seminar.  Registration: $50 per couple.   Location: 506 S. Broadway next to O’Reilly Auto Parts.  For Details: Facebook.   Email harmoni30@comcast.net or call (615) 388-3414.

 

 


Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming February 28, 2015!
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.  Please change all seven-digit phone numbers in your contact list in your smartphone to 10-digit numbers.  On February 28, 2015, it will become 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.  Numbers in the new 629 area code will start to be assigned around March 28, 2015. (To clarify, if you already have a phone number in area code 615, you'll keep the same phone number and area code 615.) 

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for January/February 2015

All of January - Diorama Exhibit  Please come in an enjoy “Andy” Roderick’s Diorama Exhibit which is located in the gallery of the Portland Public Library.  Andy’s work, recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads, will be on exhibit at the library through February 28, 2015.  Visit our website at www.portlandtnlibrary.org for a sneak preview and more information.

 Friday, January 23rd  Lucky Library Bingo  1:00-2:00  We are going to have Bingo every 2nd and 4th Friday!  Come join us for lots of laughter and fun and some cute prizes.

 Saturday, January 24th  Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00    Family friendly movie.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

Friday, January 30th  Friday at the Movies 11:00  Join us in the community room for a movie, some popcorn and a drink.  It is all free!  Call us at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

All of February - Diorama Exhibit  Please come in and enjoy “Andy” Roderick’s Diorama Exhibit which is located in the gallery of the Portland Public Library.  Andy’s work, recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads, will be on exhibit at the library through February 28, 2015.  Visit our website at www1.youseemore.com/Portland/ for a sneak preview and more information.

 Friday, February 6th   Friday @ the Movies 1:00  Join us in the community room for a movie, some popcorn and a drink.  It is all free!  Call us at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

 Saturday, February 7th   Take Your Child to the Library Day and Valentine Love Notes 10:30 to 1:00  Take Your Child to the Library Day is held on the first Saturday of February each year.  This day was designed to encourage families to explore their local library.   On February 7th, the Portland Public Library will celebrate the day with lots of fun activities for the entire family.  The day will begin at 10:30 with a Family Story Time hosted by the children’s librarian Ms. Linda Ackerman.  Following this, the library will host the second annual Family Love Notes.  This family craft event will be held in the community room with crafts for all ages.  Areas will be set up where you can make a duct tape rose, make a homemade Valentine with your children, or make a heart-shaped door hanger.   A photo booth will be set up where you can have your photo made with your special someone.  The library will also host a library card scavenger hunt with large library cards hidden throughout the library with small prizes given when found. The Portland Public Library is full of books, movies, audio books, computers, ipads, and Kindles that can be borrowed.  Visit the library, have your picture made and enjoy making valentines.  See you there! 

Tuesday, February 17th “The Cloud” Computer Workshop 11:00 to 12:00   What is “the cloud”?  Where is it?  Questions many of us have asked but never received an answer for.  Come join Miss Miranda and learn exactly what “The Cloud” is, how it is used and what it is best used for.  We will be meeting in the community room.  Signups are encouraged, but not required.

Friday, February 13th  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? 

 Thursday, February 19th       Portland Page Turners Book Club 11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrille Zevin.  Call us at 615-325-2279 to put a book on hold for you!

 Thursday,   February 19th     Crochet Club1:00-2:30   Are you a beginner?  Would you like to learn more about crocheting?  Please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

 Friday, February 20th   Friday @ The Movies  1:00   Join us in the community room for a movie, some popcorn and a drink.  It is all free!  Call us at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

 Saturday, February 21st   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.

 Friday, February 27th  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, February 28th   Genealogy Computer Class:  Using Heritage Quest  10:30 to 12:30   The Portland Public Library is hosting a Free Genealogy Computer Class on

Saturday February 28, 2015 from 10:30 am - 12:30pm. Debra Elledge and Paula Shannon will explain the basics of using the online database, “HeritageQuest” , available through the TN. Electronic Library (TEL). Let us help you in your genealogy research by providing hands on training using Heritage Quest and finding what data is available free through a partnership of Ancestry.com and the TN. State Library and Archives. Please register today by calling 615-325-2279.

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

Thursday, January 22nd  4:00-5:00  We Play Wii!   Join us for Wii games in the community room.  Vote on what new games we should add to our collection.

Thursday, January 29th  4:00-5:00  8-bit Lego Art  Create pixilated characters from vintage video games using Legos.

Thursday, February 5th  4:00-5:00   Cupcake Wars   Join us as we decorate cupcakes in the “iron chef” type competition!  Categories will include book-to-cupcake interpretation, most daring cupcake, and more!

 Thursday, February 12th   No Young Adult Activities Today 

 Thursday, February 19th   4:00 -5:00  Book Dominoes  How long can we make a book domino chain?  Work with other teens to build ramps and set up books.

.Thursday, February 26th   4:00-5:00   Heads Up.  Have fun with us playing the exciting game of Heads Up!  With categories from charades, to singing, to silly accents – guess the word on the card that is on your head from other people’s clues before the time runs out!

 

 

Children's Activities

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

January 21st   Penguins

January 30th  Polar Bears

February 4th   Groundhog Stories

February 11th   Valentine’s Day

February 18th   Sheep

February 25th   Llamas

 

 

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

January 21st   Penguins

January 30th   Polar Bears

February 4th   Groundhog Day Predictions

February 11th   Valentine’s Day

February 18th   Chinese New Year (year of the Goat/Sheep)

February 25th   Dr. Seuss Stories

 

 

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

January 23rd    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Body parts – It’s measure your feet day)

January 30      Polar Bears and other Bears

February 6th   Libraries and Books

February 13th   Valentine’s Day

February 20th   Pets, because it’s “Love Your Pet Day

February 27th   Counting Stories

 

 

Highland Rim Historical Society Fundraiser
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.

 

 


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 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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