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What’s happening in May?

Monday, May 15th, 2023

We are going to cancel the May meeting because quite a few people are going to be at AbraCORNdabra on our “normal” day (the third Friday of the month). We talked about having a hybrid meeting on the 19th with the in-person location being at AbraCORNdabra. Kevin and Adam looked into it, but logistically, it’s not going to work very well.

For those going to AbraCORNdabra, we are meeting at the hotel restaurant (Bennigan’s) on Friday at 4:30pm. Please send us a message if you’re going to be there so we reserve the right size table.

In case you’re curious, we didn’t meet on the second Friday because several others were at the Magic Collector Expo and weren’t sure they’d be back in time for a meeting, and several other people were unavailable. We’re not going to meet on the fourth Friday because there wasn’t much enthusiasm for meeting on the 26th since that’s Memorial Day Weekend.

100th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

One hundred years ago, a group of fourteen local magicians chartered the Society of American Magicians’ 12th Assembly. We will be holding a celebration gala on October 15, 2023, and you’re invited! Please save the date and watch for more details.

Auction on Sunday, February 26th

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

This month’s meeting will be held on a Sunday afternoon, and it will be the …

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville


  • Assembly 12 members who have paid their local dues ($15) for 2022–2023 may participate for FREE!
  • There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

Speed up check-in on auction night and REGISTER ONLINE


  • Fee allows you to bid on any auction items
  • Bring cash or checks


  • Fee allows you to sell any auction items.
  • Sellers go in registration order.
  • Each seller will have a limited time. Please bundle smaller items and be prepared with a minimum bid for each item (if desired).
  • Sellers will pay Assembly 12 a commission of 10% of the selling price.
  • All accounts are settled at the END of the auction.
  • Sellers will be paid with cash and/or check.


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 meeting canceled

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to cancel the meeting originally scheduled for Friday, August 26th.

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!

Magic Picnic Canceled

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Magic Picnic originally scheduled for Sunday, July 17th has been canceled. So, we will not meet in July but will instead look to meet in August.

No June Meeting

Friday, May 20th, 2022

We’re taking a break in June. Stay tuned for details on our picnic to be held on Sunday, July 17th.