Magician Scot Grassette is ready to teach you magic that you can share with family and friends. Submitted photo

Stab a borrowed bill and immediately restore it, vanish coins and bring them back, suspend a toothpick in mid-air. These are a few of the many magic tricks you can learn at 49 Franklin’s School of Magic and Showmanship. Lessons include Close-up and Parlor Magic intended to perform tableside in the home, restaurant, or at a dinner, and is perfect for gatherings of family and friends.

Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 29 to June 7. With a performance a buffet dinner performance on Saturday, June 8, at a 49 Franklin in Rumford.

Instructor/Master Magician Scot Grassette has provided quality instruction for many years but most has been suited for stage. Grassette has been practicing magic since he was in grade school and has won several awards including Maine Comic Magician, New England 1st place stage and has performed at the Society of American Magicians National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students will receive a professional kit that they can keep to bring home. Effects on the agenda will include ordinary items such as coins, cards, and rubber bands and more. Students will also learn how to approach a table, dos and don’ts, and etiquette of close-up performances, along with history and famous magicians involved with the effects.

Upon successful completion of the material, there will be a meal/show open to family, friends and the public. Reservations will be required.

All 12 classes are $150 suited for ages 7 and up including teens and adults, and will include the kit worth over $50. These lessons are expected to fill up. Contact Grassette to reserve a spot at 207-369-0129 or email

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