Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – March 1, 2019

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

It’s Girl Scout cookie season! You can enjoy some cookie-inspired dishes, along with Tennessee craft beer on Friday night at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts.

The event is happening until 9:30 p.m.

Another fun event and fundraiser happening Friday night is a “CELLARbration.”

It’s a blind wine tasting event that benefits the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

You get unlimited tastings, food, silent auction items, music, and more.

It’s taking place until 9 p.m. at the Wheel House.

A film recently up for several Oscars is making a comeback to the big screen, this time at the Tivoli Theatre.

Two showings of A Star is Born are taking place there at 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday.

No need to travel to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.

There’s a ball happening at the Westin Chattanooga Saturday night – Saints & Sinners.

Enjoy a full Cajun buffet, beer and wine, party favors, dancing, and of course a live band.

It all starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.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.’