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PHS Fine Arts Events
December 1 through December 12, 2016
The Portland High School Fine Arts Department is sponsoring the following events in the coming days:
The PHS Choir Concert on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 pm-- admission $5.
The PHS Band Concert on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm-- admission $5.
The Fine Arts Extravaganza (featuring performers from choir, band, theatre, speech, and an art exhibit) on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm-- admission $5.
"Tooth Fairy Trouble,"  (a one-act play performed by the Introductory Theatre Class as a fundraiser for the Portland Preservation Foundation's Temple Theatre Project) on Monday, December 12, at 7 pm-- admission $5 (all proceeds go to the Temple Theatre Project).



Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!



$5.00 Male Cat Neuters
Now through December 21, 2016
Please click image above to enlarge and print coupon.
Male cats only.  Must be 12 weeks or older.
No geographic restrictions.
Limited appointments available.



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Sumner County Schools Parent Portal
Sumner County Schools Parent Portal is a great resource for you, You can see your child’s attendance, grades, fees, calendar, schedule and more. Access the Parent Portal by going to  Click Parents&Students Click iNow Student Information System. You may go there directly by clicking here.  Contact your school for your username and password. Being in school leads to succeeding in school.



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



Portland Public Library Events for December 2016

Adult and Family Programming

 Saturday, December 3rd   Genealogy Club  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Please join us as we look at some photograph albums generously donated to our library by Allen Haynes.  Afterwards we will share stories and information that we glean from the pictures.  We hope that you will attend this free event.


Wednesday, December 7th    Library Christmas Open House   10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  You are cordially invited to a Christmas Open House at the Portland Public Library on December 7, 2016 from 10:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.  In the community room we will be serving refreshments and taking Christmas pictures for you to take with you.  Crafting areas to make holiday cards and envelopes for your pictures and tables of holiday coloring sheets will be set up for patrons of all ages.  There will be a Story Time in the Children’s Library Story Room at 10:30 a.m.  In the center of the main library, local pianists will be playing from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Storytelling for all ages will begin at 3:30 p.m.


Friday, December 9th     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,  December 15th   Book Club  11:30 a.m.   Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!   We will be reading “Lunch with Buddha” by Roland Merullo.  Call the library to reserve your copy.


Thursday, December 15th   Book Signing – by author Miranda Lynn (Miranda Wyatt-Mills)  5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Join us as one of Portland’s own, Miranda Wyatt-Mills writing as Miranda Lynn, showcases two of her time travel romance/fantasy books in her Destiny series. The newest one Blair's Destiny was just released this September.  She will have these books available for sale and will provide autographs also.  She will also have a new paranormal book, Mack, available for the first time, as it will be released December 13th.  Miranda is a mother to two boys, 3 four-legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head.  Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois but calls Portland, TN home now.  She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.


Friday, December 16th    Crochet Club    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. 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!


Friday, December 23rd  and Saturday, December 24th  Library Closed for Christmas Holidays.


Saturday, December 31st  Library Closed for New Year’s Holiday


Tuesday,  December 6th       Middle School Program   Young people 5th through 8th grade are welcome to attend.   4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Pokémon Christmas Invasion

Participate in our Pokémon Christmas Invasion with your friends at the library!  We will have music, crafts, and Pokémon Bingo.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners!


Young Adult Activities  [open to 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.


Thursday, December 8th    YA Movie Screening, Rated PG  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Come enjoy a movie with friends!  We will be serving popcorn and drinks.  This movie is rated PG.


Thursday, December 15th  Rogue One Countdown!  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theatres on December 16th.  Join us for crafts, video clips, refreshments, and a chance to win a Darth Vader bobble head!


Thursday, December 22nd    The Nightmare Before Christmas Party  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Come party with us “The Nightmare Before Christmas” style.  Light refreshments will be provided. 


Thursday, December 29th   Candy Sushi Wars  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Create, compete, and eat.  Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate candy sushi chef? 





Thursday, December 1st, 8th and 15th      ABC Club                10:30 a.m.  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!


Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

Wednesday, December 7th       10:30   Christmas disasters & Disappointments, however no disappointments at the library!


Wednesday, December 14th  10:30    Sounds like Christmas – today we will focus on music and do some bell ringing.


Wednesday, December 21st   10:30   Smells like Christmas!  Stories, songs and action activities, plus leaning about smells.


Wednesday, December 28th     10:30   Happy New Year!  Stories about NOT sleeping and parties!  Plus we will make Kazoos.


School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, December 7th  3:30    Christmas disasters & disappointments, however no disappointments at the library.  We are having an open house with piano music, storytelling, and a photo op.


Wednesday, December 14th  3:30    Sounds like Christmas – Learn to play a song with bells and experiment with our sense of hearing.


Wednesday, December 21st  3:30  Smells of Christmas!  (gingerbread and pine trees)  Experiments using our sense of smell.


Wednesday, December 28th    3:30   Happy New Year!  Learn about the ways and dates other places celebrate.  We will also have a craft project.



Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)  Stories, songs, rhymes and stickers.


Friday, December 9th   10:30    Smells of the season – gingerbread and pine trees.  Books, songs, rhymes and stickers.


Friday, December 16th 10:30    Christmas Fun!  Counting the days and fun symbols   Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.


Friday, December 23rd   NO LAPSIT TODAY!


Friday, December 30th   10:30  Happy New Year!  Let’s stay up late and party!  Song, 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   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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