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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!

January Virtual Assembly Meeting!

Monday, January 17th, 2022

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!

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

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!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

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!

Monday, November 15th, 2021

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!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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!