Emily’s List of Weekday Activities – July 2, 2018


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — There’s a lot to do in Chattanooga and in nearby cities this week.

If you did not get to see any fireworks over the weekend, Lake Winnie is putting on their own fireworks show on Monday night, and the night of the Fourth of July.

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The show starts at 10 p.m. both nights.

If you’d like to celebrate the holiday with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, they’ll be performing Tuesday night for Pops on the River at Coolidge Park.

Entertainment starts at 5 p.m., with a special tribute to veterans.

The symphony will be performing its own patriotic program starting at 8 p.m., then the fireworks show starts at 9:45 p.m. over the Tennessee River.

Food and drink concessions will be available.

If you’re looking to do something during the day on the Fourth, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will be doing artillery demonstrations at Point Park.

On July 4, 1864, U.S. troops and local civilians in Chattanooga celebrated our nation’s independence with picnics and salutes on Lookout Mountain.

The programs this Wednesday will be taking place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Point Park.

The Creative Discovery Museum is hosting its own program for kids for July 4.

At Red, White and Blue Day, children can learn about the history of the holiday.

There will be patriotic crafts and activities, plus a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Everything is happening from 12 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new writing skill, you can get an introduction to the basics of calligraphy this Thursday night.

The Chattery is hosting the class at Chattanooga WorkSpace.

It’s from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at ecassulo@wdef.com if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’