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More than 1.3 million Tennesseans, including 162,256 Davidson County residents, voted early for the Nov. 6 midterm election. But with early voting now behind us, it's time to focus on Election Day. If you're voting here in Davidson County on Tuesday, you'll see races for U.S. Senate, governor, 5th Congressional District, state legislative races and six charter amendments.
Also on Tuesday: Members of the public will have a chance to address Metro Council regarding the proposed zoning change to foster care organization Monroe Harding's 20-acre Glendale Lane property. Read on to learn more about the property in Green Hills, including when the Council will hold the final vote.
Know of an event we should highlight next week? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's our list for the week of Nov. 5-9. Enjoy.
GO TO THE POLLS: What to know on Election Day
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Find your polling place here.
Not sure what to take with you on Election Day? Just remember to have a valid photo ID, which can be a driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Photo identifications issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired.
Registered voters do not have to present a voter registration card to vote. You can find a sample ballot for the Nov. 6 election on the Davidson County Election Commission website.
Take a look at early voting data provided by the Tennessee Secretary of State:
Map created by Tennessee Elections in CARTO
GO TO A MEETING: Monroe Harding public hearing at Metro Council
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Metro Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Nashville
Back in August, the Metro Planning Commission unanimously disapproved a zoning change to the property. The organization is in talks to sell the property, and the zoning change would allow the interested developer to build 31 single family homes.
The issue is now before Metro Council. If the council disapproves the bill when it reaches final reading on Nov. 20, the current zoning will remain in place. According to Councilman Russ Pulley, that would allow the developer to request approval for a cluster lot subdivision, a type of development that groups houses on smaller lots.
GO TO EVENTS: What's going on near Green Hills and Belle Meade?
Book sale at Warner Park Nature Center
When: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Where: 7311 Highway 100, Nashville
Choose from hundreds of books telling the story of geology, astronomy, zoology, botany and history of the park and Middle Tennessee. Other books include children's titles, magazines, coffee table books and more. All proceeds benefit programming and exhibits at the Nature Center.
2018 WriterFest Nashville
When: Thursday, Nov. 9-Friday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville
WriterFest Nashville is a two-day event featuring bestselling authors, screenwriters and others in the literary world. This year's keynote speakers include the screenwriter for Wonder Woman, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, Allan Heinberg; award-winning songwriter, Tom Duglas; and New York Times best selling author, Liane Moriarty. Find ticket and event information here.
Godspell at Lipscomb University Theatre
When: Friday, Nov. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville
Lipscomb's 2018-19 season continues with Stephen Schwartz’s Grammy and Academy Award-winning musical Godspell. Directed by Scott Baker, director of marketing and recruiting for the George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts, the musical will feature an all-student cast performing the 2012 revival version of the play.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty, staff, and alumni, and $5 for students.
GO TO EVENTS: What's going on in Nashville?
Mural Tour on Charlotte Ave.
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: 3020 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
OFF the WALL — Nashville's first urban contemporary street art gallery featuring 14 murals by local and regional artists — is now complete. Hear the mission behind the project and learn more about each artist and the story behind their pieces. Tess Erlenborn, the last mural located on 28th Avenue North, will join the group to discuss her inspiration and involvement with street art.
Story time at the Tennessee State Museum
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 10-10:30 a.m.
Where: Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rose L Parks Blvd., Nashville
This recurring event at the new Tennessee State Museum is for children ages 3 to 6 years old and includes a book reading and craft activities.
Reel Rock 13 at the Belcourt Theatre
When: Wednesday, Nov. 7-Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville
Reel Rock 13 is the Belcourt's annual tour of the world's greatest climbing films. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the world of climbing with four new films presented by the North Face.
Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.
She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.