Founded by Harry Houdini, the society is the oldest magical organization in the world.

PORTLAND – The Society of American Magicians Chapter 174 “Ledger De Maine” will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, on the second floor of the Cummings Center, 134 Congress St., Munjoy Hill.

The event will serve several purposes, including an open invitation to those interested in magic as an art, the introduction of a new chapter of Society of Young Magicians for area youth age 7 to 17 and to teach and mentor youths in the art of magic and entertainment with magic.

The chapter will introduce members and invites event coordinators or individuals looking for magicians and entertainers for public and private functions.

Light snacks and beverages will be served. There will be plenty of magic, balloon sculpting and door prizes. Those interested are welcome to stop in to discover the magical happenings in Maine. Call Scot Grassette at 369-0129 for details.

Local activities include Sleight of the Month, works in progress, Share the Magic, national magic lectures by famous magicians and other yearly events.

Founded by Harry Houdini, the society is the oldest magical organization in the world. It is a nonprofit group concerned with preventing exposure of magic secrets and organizing local magicians to elevate the art of magic.


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