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April Virtual Assembly Meeting

Monday, April 6th, 2020

We’ll be having another virtual assembly meeting April 17th, at 7:00. Thanks again to the SAM National Council and President-elect Joel Zaritsky for setting up the Zoom meeting. The theme is “Magic Show and Tell!” In other words, be prepared to show and talk about something you’re working on, a prop you made, a piece of magic history you’re proud of, the book you’re currently reading, etc.

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at if you have any questions or agenda ideas.

Topic: Assembly 12 Video Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 17, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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March Virtual Assembly Meeting

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

We’re having a virtual get-together! Courtesy of the SAM National Council and National President-elect Joel Zaritsky, we have a Zoom conference room available for Friday night, March 27th, at 7:00. We hope you can attend.

The connection info for the Zoom conference room follows. Email Kevin at if you have any questions or ideas for the ever-evolving agenda!

Topic: SAM Assembly 12 Video Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 27, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Feb meeting/auction 1 week later

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

This month’s meeting will be held on the fourth (not the third) Friday and it will be the …

Friday, February 28, 2020
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville


  • Assembly 12 members who have paid their local dues ($15) for 2019–2020 may participate for FREE!
  • There is a $5 fee for any non-Assembly 12 member (buyer or seller).

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  • 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.


Holiday gathering with a “Magical Gift Exchange” on Friday, December 13th in Minnetonka

Friday, November 29th, 2019

All SAM, members, IBM members, and other local magicians are welcome to attend.

This event will be held at the Regency Wood’s Community Room at 2200 Plymouth Road in Minnetonka (just west of the Ridgedale Center Mall). We will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Please bring some food to share with the group.

Also, please bring a wrapped magic gift valued at $15 to $20 for the “Magical Gift Exchange.” It should be a “complete” performable trick (with instructions) in good condition, a magic book or pamphlet, a magic DVD, or magic memorabilia item. We will play a game for the wrapped gifts. Open them. Then everyone will have a chance to “steal” someone else’s present.

The community room has a small mini 12-seat theater. If you would like to bring a small performance, please do so. If we have time, we’ll do a round table discussion on Scotch and Soda (or Dime and Penny). Feel free to bring your favorite routine or ideas.

It promises to be an evening full of holiday fun. Please plan to attend. Bring a magic friend or family member! Don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift and food to share with everyone.

November Meeting

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Our November meeting will be held this Friday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. 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. Our last minute theme is Magic with Something You Can Wear, like hats, socks, shoelaces, coats, scarves, rings, watches, etc.

October Meeting

Friday, October 4th, 2019

The next SAM Assembly #12 meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held at the Regency Apartments Community Room, 2200 Plymouth Road in Minnetonka (just west of Ridgedale Mall). Magic Brad Gudim will be our host. The monthly performance theme: “Numbers, Cards, Dice: Pick Two!” Also, please remember to bring a snack to share with the group following the preforming. See you soon!

September Meeting

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

After a beautiful summer, its time to get the magic rolling again for the SAM Assembly #12 Hocus-Pocus Club.  Our next meeting will be Friday, September 20th at 7pm at Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville. The theme will be “something you acquired, created or learned magical during the hiatus.” Plan on joining the group and be ready for some fun! Also, please give thought to stepping up to help out SAM #12 as an officer because elections will be coming up very soon! See you in September.

June meeting during Magic Collector’s Expo

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The SAM Assembly #12 meeting for June will be held on Friday, June 21st during the Magic  Collector’s Expo at the Doubletree Hotel in St. Louis Park just west of Highway 100 and Highway 12/I-394 during the dinner hour (5-7 pm). This change was approved by the group because many of the SAM members were already attending the Collector’s Expo event. The meeting will be an informal gathering and chat session without any planned performances.

Following the meeting, arrangements have been made with the Expo Organizers for SAM Assembly #12 dues paid members to be allowed to attend the lecture by Larry Kahlow on the “History of Eagle Magic” and its founder Collins Penz.

Please Note:

Unfortunately, individuals not registered for the entire Expo will have to leave immediately following the Eagle Magic presentation and will not be able to attend other lectures during that session or visit the dealers room !!! 

Further, the SAM Assembly #12 will be on hiatus during the summer months of July and August. We will resume regular meetings once again in September.

April Meeting Theme

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Hello everyone, the theme for the April SAM #12 Assembly meeting will be: “It’s time for a card trick!” You will have the opportunity to perform your favorite packet trick, sleight of hand move, memorized or full deck miracle using your favorite bridge, poker or jumbo sized playing cards. Give it some thought and get ready to have some springtime fun! See you at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19th at Eagle Magic and Joke store in Burnsville! 

March 15th SAM Meeting

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Our next SAM #12 Assembly meeting will be on Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm. The theme will be “Tricks with a Thumb Tip, 6th Finger, Sanada gimmick, and other false appendages with which you can create great magic.” Plan to attend. It will be at Eagle Magic and Joke Store, as usual, in Burnsville. Until soon, best magical wishes, TomOL.