Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – November 2, 2018


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

Put on your dancing shoes Friday night at Salsa on the Southside.

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You can learn some basic salsa moves, and dance to your favorite Latin music at Songbirds South.

There will also be special performances from dance teams throughout the South.

The event starts at 8:30 p.m.

Bluegrass fans will want to be in Walker County Friday night and Saturday for the Fall Forever Bluegrass Festival.

See dozens of performances from some of the top bluegrass players.

There are various shows happening in the afternoon, up until 10 p.m. each night.

The festival is being held at Mountain Cove Farms in Chickamauga.

The fifth annual Glass Street LIVE! block party is happening on Saturday.

The celebration includes music, food, local vendors, and kids’ activities.

Activities are happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Dodson Avenue and Glass Street.

Downtown Dalton is hosting its 20th annual Holiday Open House this weekend.

Businesses there are offering some great deals for those of you getting a head start on your Christmas shopping.

You can get free pictures with Santa on Saturday, and there’s also a Kiwanis pancake breakfast that morning.

It’s all happening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now at 6 and Prime News at 7 with John Mercer. 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.’