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A still from a 1909 nickelodeon news-reel advertises the A-Y-P Exhibition in Seattle, 100 years ago. - Image courtesy of the City of Seattle
A still from a 1909 nickelodeon news-reel advertises the A-Y-P Exhibition in Seattle, 100 years ago.
— image credit: Image courtesy of the City of Seattle

AYP Centennial


The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial Gallery Show begins Aug. 3 and continues through Sept. 11, at the Community Center at Mercer View. The event will feature Native Alaskan arts and crafts, as well as the history of AYP and Mercer Island. A Day of Celebration is set for Aug. 16, with a salmon bake, a Native American storyteller, activities for kids and more. Tickets for the salmon bake are now available for pre-sale. Call 275-7609 or go to

National Night Out is Aug. 4

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, neighborhoods throughout Mercer Island will be hosting block parties, cookouts, as well as visits from police and city officials, flashlight walks, contests and other activities for the 26th Annual National Night Out.

Sign Up your neighborhood for a visit from city and public services staff.

If you would like to register your neighborhood for a visit, please contact the Mercer Island Police Department Records Section at 275-7610 or send an email to and ask to be placed on the registration list. For more information go to

More Music

Mostly Music in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m., fills the air again this summer on Thursdays, and Sundays at Mercerdale Park. Local bands play a variety of music at the Veteran’s Recognition Pergola. Coming up this week is Soul Provider (Soul/Funk): July 23, Mark DuFresne Blues Band (Blues): July 26, and Stay Tuned (Bluegrass): July 30. (206) 275-7609.

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