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And that's a wrap on the 2018 midterm elections. Head over to Rover's Election Night live blog to see the breakdown. In the meantime, here are a few highlights:
• Democratic nominee Bob Freeman won State House District 56, a district that includes Green Hills, Belle Meade, Oak Hill and parts of South Nashville. Freeman defeated Republican candidate Brent Moody by securing 51 percent of the vote and will succeed Beth Harwell, who represented the district for 30 years before a run for governor this year.
• Five of the six amendments on the ballot passed, including an 11-member community oversight board to investigate misconduct allegations against the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Which amendment didn't pass? That would be Amendment 5, a measure that would have allowed council members to serve three terms.
• The state's most-watched races — U.S. Senate and governor — were secured by Marsha Blackburn and Bill Lee.
Now on to your post-Election weekend. Kick things off Saturday morning by helping The Mall of Green Hills launch its holiday season or drive over to Lipscomb University for a discussion between The New Yorker Editor David Remnick and Nashville creator Callie Khouri. Later in the evening, you'll have a chance to browse two mini-festivals — Nashvember or Denim Days Festival — or attend a cooking class in Belle Meade.
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Santa's Grand Arrival at The Mall at Green Hills
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 9-10 a.m.
Where: 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville
The Mall at Green Hills, in partnership with Adventure Science Center, will kick off the holiday season by celebrating Santa's grand arrival at The Mall. The event coincides with Santa’s Flight Academy, which opens Thursday and runs through Dec. 24. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy snacks, participate in demonstrations by the Adventure Science Center and leave with their own holiday craft.
Public lecture with The New Yorker Editor David Remnick at Lipscomb
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
Where: Lipscomb University, Collins Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville
Hosted in partnership with Salon@615 and Parnassus Books, David Remnick will speak in conversation with screenwriter Callie Khouri. Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, is the recipient of the 2018 Nashville Public Library Literary Award. Free tickets are available on eventbrite.com.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
Where: Track One, 1211 4th Ave., Nashville
This free festival features an array of local small businesses, food trucks and live music. This year, the festival benefits The Bridge Ministry, an organization that helps homeless people by feeding and providing them with essential items.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow Street, Nashville
Take a trip down Tennessee rails enjoying wine tasting, live music and vintage attire in a restored 1950s passenger train. Ticker are $135-185.
When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St.
This two-day shopping event is designed for denim enthusiasts to meet and buy from their favorite designers, as well as attend hands-on workshops, a vintage market, live music, cuisine and more. The event is free.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 6035 TN-100, Nashville
Kitchen supply store The Kitchen Nashville will host chef Laura Rodriguez for two Thanksgiving cooking classes, including a Saturday class that tackles how to cook a non-traditional meal. You can register for the event the store’s website, thekitchennashville.com.
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.