Stacks of dog and cat food sit on pallets after being donated during a previous Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive hosted by the Grateful Dogs of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / George Utermohle)

Stacks of dog and cat food sit on pallets after being donated during a previous Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive hosted by the Grateful Dogs of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / George Utermohle)

Neighbors briefs

14th annual Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive starts Dec. 4

From Monday, Dec. 4, thru Sunday, Dec. 10, the Grateful Dogs of Juneau is collecting donations of dog and cat food. The pet food is being collected for distribution to clients of Juneau food banks and food pantries who have pets that are in need of wholesome food during this holiday season and throughout the year. Pet food is also distributed to animal rescue organizations in northern Southeast to the extent that supplies permit.

Collection boxes for pet food will be available at PETCO in the Nugget Mall and Juneau Animal Rescue on Glacier Highway near Fred Meyer. Donations may be made during normal business hours at all locations.

Last year’s pet food drive collected almost 1,900 pounds of dog and cat food.

For more information visit

Parks & Rec Candy Cane Hunt returns for the holidays

Explore Juneau, support local businesses, and win prizes this holiday season in CBJ Parks and Recreation’s Candy Cane Hunt. Print or download a Candy Cane Tracker from the parks and recreation website, then head out and around town Dec. 1–17 to find the printed candy cane numbers in the store windows. The more candy canes found, the more chances to win prizes.

This activity is open to both kids and adults. To enter the prize drawing, submit the Candy Cane Tracker by noon on Dec. 18. A total of 20 candy cane numbers earn one ticket in the drawing, 35 numbers earns two tickets and finding every single number earns five tickets.

Parks & Recreation will hold the prize drawing on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and winners will be notified by phone/email and announced on Juneau Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page.

If you don’t have access to a printer, email with your mailing address and how many trackers you need. Trackers are also available in the entrance of City Hall from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation at (907) 586-5226, or visit the Candy Cane Hunt website ( or the Facebook event.

JAHC seeks membership program participants

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC), a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating vibrant arts and cultural opportunities in Juneau, seeking people to join the council’s membership program.

The membership program allows JAHC to provide an avenue for art lovers to actively participate in and contribute to JAHC’s mission. Among events it’s involved with are Wearable Arts, Áak’w Rock Indigenous Music Festival, Art Glasses workshops, Fresh Air Markets and Stress-Free Art Nights.

Membership includes early access to special event tickets, discounts on tickets to JAHC events, 10% off on purchases in the Lobby Shop and Centennial Hall’s Davis Gallery, free notary services, and monthly newsletters. People who join or renew their JAHC membership between Dec. 1-31 will also receive a special JAHC Season 50 commemorative gift.

To join the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council visit, call (907) 586-ARTS (2787), or visit the Juneau Arts and Culture Center at 350 Whittier St.

SHI offers museum, art internships in Alaska, New Mexico

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for paid museum and art internships in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in New Mexico.

Students may apply for either a position at SHI in Juneau or for an opportunity at IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Museum interns will gain hands-on experience with cataloging museum collections, object storage management, and exhibition planning, research and/or installation.

The SHI-based museum studies internship will start May 27, 2024, and last for six weeks. The interns will work with SHI’s collection of Northwest Coast objects, assist with museum exhibit preparation and work alongside SHI staff in collections management.

The IAIA internship begins on June 27, 2024, and lasts for six weeks (ends July 26). MoCNA holds the National Collection of Contemporary Native American Arts with close to 9,000 artworks, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, contemporary apparel, textiles, cultural arts, new media and installations. The interns will work with the MoCNA team to develop and install a summer exhibition.

The SHI-based art internships, also based in Juneau, will start May 27, 2024, and last for nine weeks. At the conclusion of the program interns will have a broader practical understanding of what is expected from an artist when engaging in a variety of income-generating activities; increased artistic knowledge and skills; a practical understanding of how to plan and operate special arts events, summer programs and arts learning opportunities; experience with operations of a nonprofit organization; and knowledge of reporting requirements for operating community activities.

The selected interns will prepare and implement in-person and online arts events and activities, plan and implement online and/or in-person summer camps for youth, participate as an SHI “artist in residence” focusing on developing skills in Northwest Coast art forms and provide general assistance to the art department team.

All internships are available to undergraduate students who have completed two years of college and to graduate students majoring in museum and art studies or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

The candidates must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. The current updated vaccines are a recommendation, not a requirement.

The positions pay $26 per hour. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the museum internship contact Kaila Cogdill For more information about the art internship contact Kari Groven at

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