Our April meeting kicked off with the question of the month. "How old were you when you first got interested in magic?" As shown below, the most popular response was in the 11-15 year old range.
Next, we asked members who participated in Michigan Magic Day & the Jeff McBride lecture to share their experience. Members really liked the Jeff McBride lecture. In general members had a good time. It was reported there were 80 to 100 people at the Saturday Night show.
Then it was on to our Featured Performer. This month that was MIRF the Maincoon Cat with his pet magician Sean Naes. Sean produced MIRF from an apparently empty cage. For the finale, MIRF was placed in a pirates chest and after a magical incantation, he disappeared. Members enjoyed the opportunity to shake MIRF's paw after the meeting.
After a few bits of business it was on to member performances.
- Karl & Bill Rabe performed their Comedy Rings act which they will be doing at the May Parlor Show.
- Karl & Bill also performed their "Why are fire engines red" act based on the nonsense saying that John Osborne loved to share.
- Phil Mann shared a bit of history with an antique floating lightbulb. He then also did a dancing cane routine and a beautiful flower production.
- Don and Jacob Oesterwind performed an Arm Dissect routine they plan to use in the Parlor Show. They also performed a Die Production where a solid die is placed in a box and it disappears and is replaced by many colorful silks.