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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. 

SAM #12 Auction

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


Sort through all your old magic because the next SAM Assembly #12 meeting is the annual auction event and will be an opportunity for you to sell all of it! I’m sure lots of great deals will be offered to the group on Friday, January 18th at the meeting. Plan to be there for all the fun! 7 pm at Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville.

There is no charge to sell for dues paid members. The non-member fee is $5. Everyone will pay a 10% u for props they sell to the SAM #12 treasury.

SAM#12 Auction on Jan 18th.

Holiday Event Friday, Dec 21st

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Here comes our Holiday event gathering! The next SAM Assembly #12 will be Friday, Dec 21st at Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville at 7 pm. The performance theme will be “Ropes” so bring something to perform. We’ll also have a White Elephant Gift Exchange so please bring a wrapped present valued at about $20 for the exchange. The gifts will be distributed after answering a magic trivia question. Then, the next round so will be able to steal another person’s gift (all in FUN). Following that we will devour all the food that everyone brings to share with the group. 

Plan Ahead for the January 18th meeting which will be the annual magic auction!

Moore Magic is SAM#12 October Meeting

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Adam Moore conducts the backstage tour for the group. He points out a massive electrical box once used for lighting in the theater but, now is totally non-functional. Impressive but useless.
Below, Adam is in front of a double door that can not easily be used as it exits underneath an outside deck of the restaurant that is directly above the Moore Magic Showroom.
Members of the SAM Assembly #12 Hocus-Pocus Club were treated to a  fun performance by Adam and Lisa Moore’s “Moore Magic” show at the Plymouth Playhouse Theater for our October meeting. The 90 minute show featured a Palaquin Production; Metamorphosis (aka Sub Trunk); and a fast paced Stock Exchange. Many smaller effects were individually presented by the magic couple such as, multiple rope tricks; bottle tricks; some scientific demonstrations which incorporated magical moments; multiplying billiard balls; a self dividing banana, and a clever baseball themed dart board card trick. Adam even showed how to perform a couple of simple tricks with colored handkerchiefs and and egg.
Following the actual performance which also showcased audience participation, Adam gave the SAM #12 group a backstage tour. He showed his sound and music set up, lighting controls and how his stage crew (his kids) maneuver around the huge concrete pillars on each side of the curtained  black box  area, where props are stored when not being used. They also have a simple closed circuit video system that allows them to see what’s happening on stage while preparing for the next trick backstage.
The show is truly a family affair as Adam and Lisa and their two children Carter and Jason work the concession stand, take care of all box office activities and ticketing, handle the theater marketing tasks, booking shows, creating of new magic routines for the show, emptying the trash and even cleaning the bathrooms. Anything and eveything you can imagine!
Then, during an informal question and answer session Adam offered tips about setting up and reopening the 211 seat theater venue that sat empty for nearly six months. Their future plans include hosting an Shakespearian acting troupe that will present a play, a local singer’s event and even a family magic show during the Christmas Season with Santa Claus. If you will be visiting the Twin Cities why not plan on a visit to the Plymouth Playhouse.
Our November meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 9th. One week earlier than our normal meeting date. We will return to the regular meeting place – Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville at 7pm. The theme will be to show something new that you’ve recently been practicing. Until soon, best magical wishes, TomOL.

SAM#12 to see Moore Magic @ Plymouth Playhouse

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

 

 

 

Sam Assembly #12 is excited to announce that our next meeting on Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. will be held at the Plymouth Playhouse to see Adam and Lisa Moore (Moore Magic) perform their 80 minute magic show. Following the show there will be a backstage tour of the theater and a question and answers session. individuals that join the SAM #12 (dues $15) prior to the meeting will be able to get into the show for free. Dues may be paid online at SAM12.org. Become an SAM Assembly #12 member right away and take advantage of the free admission to see Moore Magic at the Plymouth Playhouse on Oct. 19th.

Steve Marshall Lecture

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Plan to attend the Steve Marshall Lecture on Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm at the Regency Woods Apts Community Room, 2200 South Plymouth Road  in Minnetonka. Regency Woods is just west of Ridgedale Center Mall with easy access from I-394 and I-494, Current SAM Assembly #12 members may attend without charge. Others will be charged $20. You can register online.

In Steve’s lecture you will learn magic that Steve has personally used in his shows for paying audiences so he knows that it works and the strong reactions the material gets. You will learn Steve’s original effects as well as magic from Japanese magicians who are friends of his and have a unique way of thinking about the art and presentation of magic. You will also learn items for close-up and stage routines as well as Steve’s presentational tips that make everything play well.

Bring your questions as well as Steve loves to discuss magic with you and tell stories of his life and travels.