Family spotlights: World War II weekend, Golden Valley Days

  • Updated: May 9, 2013 - 6:38 PM

A group called the Historical Reenactment Society reenacted an ambush for onlookers attending the Minnesota Military Expo held at Fort Snelling. The demonstration was of a typical platoon sized action that the U.S.Armyís 88th Division, then located 20 miles south of Rome in June of 1994, would have been involved in against retreating forces of the German Army. The photo shows German soldiers deploying for the ambush from a halftrack vehicle. ORG XMIT: MIN2013050713044455

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World War II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

The World War II Historical Re-enacting Society will have more than 30 groups performing. See American, British, Canadian, Japanese and other military units. Re-enactors will represent infantry, aviation, medical and other professions. There will also be weapon demonstrations, displays, a swap meet and more. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. next Sun. $7. Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 W. 220th St., Farmington. 651-460-8050. www.dakotacity.org.)

GOLDEN VALLEY DAYS

Festival season has begun and there is no shortage of fun for kids and grown-ups. Hear music by Crows Feet, Chip Minor and High & Mighty bands. Make noodle art, taste food from local vendors and peruse the greenery at the Golden Valley Garden Club Plant Sale. Also check out a vintage car show and rummage sale. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat. Free. Brookview Park, Winnetka Av. and Brookview Pkwy., Golden Valley. www.goldenvalleyfund.org.)

Melissa Walker

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