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17th Annual Tennessee Highway 52 Yard Sale
May 20-21, 2016
Almost 100 miles of sales!
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 February 2016
Friday, February 12th 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
Thursday, February 18th Book Club 11:30 Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun! We will be reading “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London. Call the library to reserve your copy.
Friday, February 19th Crochet Club 1:00 to 3:00 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. From the first chain to the finishing touches, February’s program is designed to help you master all of the skills you’ll need to complete a beautiful Valentine’s scarf. Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information and a list of the supplies you’ll need to bring. We look forward to having you join us!
Saturday, February 20th Tea Time At the Library 11:00 to 1:00 We will celebrate the time honored tradition of afternoon tea on the third Saturday of each month. A social event, the taking and offering of tea signifies friendship, a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones. Designed to bring back those casual afternoon hours spent with friends, this program requires no invitation or reservation. If you have the time and love tea, simply bring a batch of your favorite sweet or savory to share and “drop in “ for tea…we’ll take care of everything else. Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information. We look forward to having you join us!
Friday, February 26th 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!
Saturday, February 27th 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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ YOUNG ADULTS
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, February 4th Card Games 4:00 to 5:00 Join us for an hour of card games! We will be playing card games such as Cheat, Spoons, Exploding Kittens, We Didn’t Playtest This at All, and Poo: The Card Game. It will be a lot of fun!
Thursday, February 11th Charades and Pictionary 4:00 to 5:00 Join us as we play a Jimmy Fallon style of Charades and Pictionary! Teens will break into two teams, and those teams will go against each other in a friendly competition. It will be a blast!
Thursday, February 18th Mini Pie Bar 4:00 to 5:00 We will provide the ingredients and you make (and eat) the pies!
Thursday, February 25th Pixel Art 4:00 to 5:30 Using plastic perler beads, create any character or design you can think of. This event runs from 4 to 5:30.
CHILDREN’ S EVENTS
Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)
Every Thursday in February 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.
Wednesday, February 10th 10:30 Valentine’s Day. Stories about love & valentines and then make a valentine.
Wednesday, February 17th 10:30 Ulysses & the Trojan Horse, and other “tricky” stories, plus music and fun.
Wednesday, February 24th 10:30 Aesop’s Fables. Come hear several of these stories with a moral. A little drama, a little song, a lot of fun.
School-Aged Children’s Activities
Wednesday, February 13th 3:30 Valentine’s Day and the story of Cupid. Then make valentines.
Wednesday, February 20th 3:30 Ulysses and the Trojan Horse. Hear the story, then tricks, pranks, and jokes.
Wednesday , February 27th 3:30 Aesop’s Fables. Stories with a moral followed by some group games.
Lapsit (ages infants and toddlers)
Friday, February 12th 10:30 Valentine’s Day. Stories, rhymes, songs and stickers, all about LOVE.
Friday, February 19th 10:30 Horses and other Farm Animals. Songs, rhymes and sticker.
Friday, February 26th 10:30 Mouse Tails! Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and stickers and fun!
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 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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