January Virtual Assembly Meeting!

January 17th, 2022 by Kevin Smith

Since an in-person meeting didn’t work out last week, several folks have asked about having a virtual meeting on our usual night. So, we’re having a Last Minute Virtual January Assembly Meeting! The meeting will be Friday, January 21st at 7:00. Connection info will be sent out via email very soon.

The last-minute theme for this last-minute virtual meeting is “Magical Potpourri“. In other words, it’s your choice! Show something you’re working on, or one of your favorites, or an old effect you haven’t performed in a while, or…anything you want!

Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

As in past virtual meetings, there will be time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell.

Let me know if you have any connection questions or other agenda ideas. 

POSTPONED!! SAM12 January Assembly Meeting and Holiday Party!

January 1st, 2022 by Kevin Smith

We’ve decided to postpone the January Meeting and Holiday Party until next month (February) due to weather and member availability. As soon as we get the details for the rescheduled meeting we’ll post it here and on Facebook
Sorry!!

Happy New Year! January’s meeting will be a Holiday Party and will be held one week earlier than usual, on Friday, January 14th at 7:00 PM.

We’ll be meeting at the Discovery Methodist Church in Chanhassen, and there will be chili, salad, cornbread, and dessert! Special thanks to Sandy Meyer for doing all of the cooking, and arranging the location, too!

Bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.

Due to COVID numbers, masks are required for non-vaccinated and desired for all, except when eating.

Our theme for this month’s meeting, chosen by the attendees at last month’s meeting, is Magic with Handkerchiefs (silk or otherwise). Be prepared to teach if you can, and provide feedback and guidance.

We’ll also be setting up the Zoom camera setup in case anyone wants to attend virtually — although technology hasn’t advanced enough for virtual chili eating….. We’ll send out connection information the week of the event.

If you plan on attending the in-person party, please RSVP on Facebook or contact me via email!

Location address:
Discovery Methodist Church
275 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317

We’ll see you at the party!



December Virtual Meeting!

December 7th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

December is such a crazy month that we decided to have a purely virtual meeting. The meeting will be Friday, December 17th at 7:00. Connection info will be sent out via email the week of the event.

Our theme this month, chosen by November attendees, is Go To Magic. You know, the magic you perform when someone tells you, “show me a trick!”

Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

As in past virtual meetings, there will be time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell….

Let me know if you have any connection questions or other agenda ideas, and we’ll see you online!

November ‘Hybrid’ Assembly Meeting!

November 15th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

Once again, time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, this Friday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated.

We believe we can correct the connections issues we had last month (apologies!) so please try the virtual connection again if you can’t make it in person! Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week.

Our theme this month, chosen by me from my Jar-O-Themes is Magic with Paper. This could include effects with newspaper, tissue paper, paper money, etc.

See you on Friday, either in-person or online! 

October “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

October 20th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

Time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, this Friday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week.

Our theme this month, inspired by conversations from the last meeting, is Tricks from Tarbell (or other Classics). Choose an effect from or influenced by Tarbell, or another classic or beginner’s book. Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

And of course, there will be time for other performances, updates, and stories!

See you on Friday, either in-person or online!

September “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

September 15th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

Time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting this Friday, September 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.)  Because of increased COVID rates, we strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week. 

Our theme this month, chosen by me from my Jar-O-Themes is: Transpositions! Choose effects where objects, people, thoughts, etc. magically change places!

See you on Friday, either in-person or online! 

SAM 12 July “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

July 14th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

We’re going to try another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting this Friday, July 16th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week. For now, we’ll use the same setup as last time as it seemed to work.

Since we didn’t talk about a theme at our last meeting, let’s do this: Think about one of the previous themes we’ve had and do something you were thinking about doing but didn’t or thought up later after the meeting. (If you need help remembering the earlier themes, look back through previous events).

See you on Friday, either in-person or online! 

SAM 12 June “Hybrid” Assembly Meeting!

June 14th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

Our “hybrid” June meeting will be held both in-person and online and will take place this Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Eagle Magic in Burnsville, MN. (It’s 4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner, next door to the BP gas station.) Bring potluck “snacks” to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent later this week. We’re using some cutting-edge, experimental technology, so I apologize in advance if it doesn’t work….

Our theme this month, chosen by May attendees, is “Misdirection.” Perform an effect that uses it, demonstrate a misdirection technique, or talk about misdirection theory. Or just enjoy being misdirected!

See you on Friday, either in-person or online!

May Virtual Meeting

May 18th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

It’s that time again! May’s Virtual Assembly Meeting is happening this Friday, May 21st, at 7:00. Connection info will be sent out later this week.

Our theme this month, chosen by April attendees, is “Big Box and Dollar Store Magic!” This is magic you’ve created using stuff found at a Big Box Store or a Dollar Store.

Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others. And if you can remember which aisle you found the stuff on, that’d be great, too….

As always, there will be time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell.

Let me know if you have any connection questions or other agenda ideas.
–Kevin

April Virtual Meeting

April 13th, 2021 by Kevin Smith

Time once again for another Virtual Assembly. April’s meeting will be this Friday, April 16th at 7:00. Connection info will be sent out via email later this week.

Our theme this month, chosen by March attendees, is “Colorful Magic!” Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

As always, there will be time for the usual updates, stories, performances, and Show and Tell….

Let me know if you have any connection questions or other agenda ideas.
–Kevin