Events: Pillars of Freedom Brandon Stone, Miners Ball, Mimosas, Cinco de Mayo



April 19, 12 pm, Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Pillars of Freedom speaker series with Brandon Stone,

at Centennial Hall Convention Center. Stone is a former Juneau resident, an 8-year Navy SEAL officer. Tickets at Hearthside Books.

Lt. (Ret.) Stone’s service with SEAL Team TEN was spent in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. While leading a team of U.S. and Afghani troops through a Taliban stronghold in the Helmand province, he was severely wounded, losing a foot from an improvised explosive device. He was awarded a Purple Heart along with a Bronze Star with Valor for his heroism.

He is modest about his service: “I know that my contribution pales in comparison to that of many I know who accomplished marvelous feats and have given their lives in service of our country.”

He is the son of the late Juneau Assembly member and Juneau mining historian David Stone. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 2015.

April 20, 6-8 pm, Anchorage Republican Women’s Club’s “Membership and Mimosas” at Pepperocini’s in the University Mall on Old Seward Highway (at 39th). A club membership building event open to men and women. $25 includes food and mimosas.

April 22, 12 pm, Pro-life memorial at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (corner of 9th Ave. and Cordova St.). Participants will walk to the St. John Paul II Memorial site on the Delaney Park Strip.

April 22, 7-11 pm, Treadwell Miners’ Ball, Baranof Hotel in Juneau. Admission $50. Enjoy mining-themed appetizers and dance to the sounds of SuSu and the Prophets. Silent Auction to benefit Treadwell Society historic preservation projects. Vintage attire optional. Commemorate the great Treadwell Mine on the 100-year centennial of the cave-in that signaled the demise of the four-mine complex on south Douglas Island April 22, 1917.

April 23, 2-5 pm, Treadwell Mine cave-in commemoration potluck picnic at Sandy Beach Log Shelter. Walking tours of Treadwell Mine Historic Park.

May 5, 6-9 pm, Join Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock at the home of Albert Fogle, 5910 W Tree Dr. Anchorage 99507, for the Alaska Republican Party’s Cinco de Mayo Party with Taco Bar, Decadent Desserts, Festive Beverages, even Pinatas to boot. $45 in advance, $50 at the door — tickets. Tuckerman is making his This Ain’t for the Faint of Heart Taco Meat and Paulette Simpson is bringing her famous Pecan Pie.  There will be an auction because this is the Alaska Republican Party, after all.