Middle Tennessee Magic Club
2017 Meeting Schedule
The Middle Tennessee Magic Club meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:02 PM Central Time
We currently meet in the Linebaugh Library, located at 105 West Vine Street in Murfreesboro. This is the same place where we host The Amazing Abner Youth Magic Club every month. Free underground parking is available at the Library and there is an elevator from the garage to the street level, right by the entrance to the Library. We will be meeting in a small room just off the children’s area known as The Club Room. The nice folks at the reference desk by the front door will be more than happy to direct you to the room if you are unsure how to find it. The Library closes at 9 PM so we have to start the meetings on time and end of time. As always, we will begin with our planned activity for the month (Teach-A-Trick or Mini-Lecture) and proceed right into Open Time. Following a short break, and time permitting, we will have our business meeting. Allotted time for each item on the President’s agenda will be closely monitored so we don’t go too long on any one topic.
Below we’ve listed our Ring’s Meeting Schedule. Each month we’ll have either a “theme” and a mini-lecture or Teach-A-Trick segment. There will always be ‘open time’ for anyone to perform some magic so come ready to present any style you’d like – even if it doesn’t match the “theme” for the month. 2016 is shaping up to be a most memorable year for The Middle Tennessee Magic Club and we don’t want you to miss a moment of the fun!
Click Here to download a copy of our 2017 Ring Calendar in Acrobat PDF format. We have free printed copies available for all members (just another perk if you join)
January 7th – special date & location – Annual Post-Holiday Holiday Bash
This year the Post-Holiday Bash will held in the Fellowship Hall of the Florence Church of Christ, 6732 Old Nashville Highway in Murfreesboro. Feel free to perform any type of magic you’d like. Visitors are welcome. All we ask is that you bring some food to share. We’ll have plenty of time for fellowship & fun, good food, and (as always) some great magic.
February 7th – My Favorite Self-Working Card Trick
Why pick when the trick’s the trick? Show us all the years of practice you didn’t have to put into your favorite card trick because it does all the work for you. We’ll also have a Teach-A-Trick or Mini-Lecture by Dr. Gary Flegal.
March 7th – I Learned This From a Book . . . and Here’s the Book!
The printed page contains some of the best kept secrets of our art. We’ve all learned an effect from a book. Bring in that book and show us what it showed you. We’ll also have Teach-A-Trick segments by Ring Sergeant-At-Arms Jimbo Hooten.
April 4th – My Favorite Rope Routine
Show us what fun and exciting things you can do with a piece of rope. We’ll also have a Teach-A- Trick or Mini Lecture from Tom Gibson.
May 2nd – I Made It Myself . . . and It’s Alive!
Show us any effect that you built (at least some of) that appears to take on a life of its own. Plus, we’ll have a Mini-Lecture on Balloon Sculptures by Roger Patton.
June 6th – Birthday Party Magic
The bread & butter of most magicians. Show us a routine that goes over big with the kids. In addition, we’ll have a Mini-Lecture on Routining a Magic Show from Dr. Gary Flegal and David Williams.
July 8th – special date, location, & time – Combo Swap N’ Sell & Picnic
We’ll be holding our annual Magic Flea Market Swap ‘n Sell combined with our annual picnic on Saturday, July 8th starting at 6:00 PM. Bring your gently-used magical items to sell or just stop by to browse. Table space is free to Ring 252 members, $10 for nonmembers (it costs nothing to shop). Doors will open at 5:30 PM for folks to start setting up. There will be no Business Meeting, Activity or Open Time on this night. Don’t forget to bring some food to share. The Ring will supply the hot dogs & hamburgers (to be served around 6:30 or so). SPECIAL LOCATION: this will be held at the Florence Church of Christ located at 6732 Old Nashville Highway in Murfreesboro. See the back cover of this calendar for directions.
August 1st – Packs Small / Plays Big
The holy grail for magicians. Show us how big you can get when you start so small. Plus, we’ll have a Mini-Lecture from Ring Sergeant-At-Arms Jimbo Hooten.
September 5th – Paper Money Magic. The Larger the Bill, the Better the Trick
A torn & restored dollar bill is great. But doing it with a hundred makes it that much more special. Additionally, we’ll have a Mini-Lecture on Image & Marketing from Ring Secretary Adam Sain.
October 3rd – Spooky / Haunted Magic or Mentalism
Send chills down our spines with something other worldly or freakishly mental. Plus, we’ll have a Teach-A-Trick or Mini Lecture from Ring President David Scott.
November 7th – My Favorite Production or Vanish
Bring it to the meeting and then make it disappear. Or don’t bring it and just make it appear. We’ll also have a Mini-Lecture on Caring For Your Silks by David Williams.
December 5th – 2018 Election of Officers
The Most Awesome Things I Learned in 2017
After we elect of cers for 2018 it’ll be time to get back to magic. Show us the best thing you learned this year. Plus, we’ll wrap up 2017 with a Teach- A-Trick from Web Master Emeritus Alan Fisher looking back at the rst of cial “theme” of the year – his Favorite Self-Working Card Trick.