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SAM 12 Holiday Chili Party!

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

It’s time for our annual Holiday Party! It will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 6:00 PM. (Note that this is a week earlier than our usual week, and is on a Saturday!)

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.

No performance theme this month, so it’s entirely up to you what you show us. Also, we’ll be talking about plans for the coming year, including our 100 Year Anniversary!

We’ll 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 prior to the event. If you plan on attending the in-person party, please RSVP here or via Facebook. Sandy needs to know how much chili to make!!

Location address:
Discovery Methodist Church
275 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317
We’ll see you at the party!

December Hybrid Assembly Meeting!

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Once again, we’re at Eagle Magic for our December “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting. We’ll meet on Friday, December 16, at 7:00 PM. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 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 prior to the meeting.

This month’s theme: 2022 Magical Retrospective! Perform an effect you learned this last year. Or give a report on the best magic book you read. Or even talk about your best show of the year (either one you performed or saw).

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

November Hybrid Assembly Meeting!

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

We’re at Eagle Magic this time for our November “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting. We’ll meet on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 PM. (Eagle Magic is in Burnsville, MN, 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 prior to the meeting.

This month’s theme: A tribute to Max Maven. Share a remembrance, perform one of his many effects, talk about his writing, or some other tribute of your choice.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

October Hybrid Assembly Meeting!

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Time once again for another SAM 12 Hybrid Assembly Meeting, on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 PM.

The in-person location will be at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen. Please bring drinks and/or snacks to share!

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

Our theme this month, by virtue of the season, is Spooky Magic! Show us something scary, Halloween-themed, or just plain weird!

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

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

SAM 12 Picnic!

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

It’s time for our (rescheduled) Magic Picnic!

It will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 11:00 AM at the Laidig home in Hudson, WI. Directions will be sent via email (let me know if you don’t get them).

We will have hot dogs, beans, and potato salad provided by the Laidigs for a Noon Lunch.

Please bring your own beverages and a dessert to pass! 

August Hybrid Meeting

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, on Friday, August 26, 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. Bring potluck snacks to share.

Our theme this month, chosen due to the season, is Magic with School Supplies! Pencils, crayons, construction paper, flashcards, etc. You could even use a slate and show us some Math magic you didn’t have a chance to do at the last meeting!

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

See you next week, either in person or online!

SAM Assembly 12 May Hybrid Meeting!

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Time once again for another SAM 12 Hybrid Assembly Meeting, Friday, May 20th at 7:00 PM

The in-person location will be at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen. We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated. Please bring drinks and/or snacks to share!

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

Our theme this month, chosen purely at random from my Jar-O-Themes, is Mathemagic! Magic that is based on mathematical principles, including topology and geometry. Could be number tricks, mathematical card tricks, or even knot magic!

As always, be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

See you on Friday, either in person or online! 

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

SAM Assembly 12 April Hybrid Meeting

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Time for another “hybrid” SAM Assembly 12 meeting, on Friday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. (Note this is a week later than usual!)

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. Bring potluck snacks to share.

Connection information for the virtual view of the meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

Our theme this month, chosen by me from my Jar-O-Themes, as well as in collaboration with Abracorndabra attendees, is Magic with Balls! Sponge, zombie, billiard, “Cups and”, etc. Be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

See you on Friday, either in person or online!

SAM Assembly 12 March Hybrid Meeting!

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

Time for the March SAM Assembly 12 meeting, this Friday, March 18th, at 7:00 p.m.

The in-person location will be at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen. We strongly recommend you only attend in person if you’re fully vaccinated. Please bring drinks and/or snacks to share!

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

Our theme this month is Comedy Magic! You know, magic that makes people laugh (or at the very least, makes YOU laugh.)

As always, be prepared to demonstrate and teach if possible, and provide guidance and suggestions for others.

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

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

SAM 12 (belated) Holiday Party!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

It’s time for our rescheduled Holiday Party! It will be held during our usual 3rd Friday of the month,
on Friday, February 18th 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 the December 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 prior to the event.

If you plan on attending the in-person party, please use this RSVP form. Sandy needs to know how much chili to make!!

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

We’ll see you at the party!