Mid-Cities Magic Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant located 465 East I-20 in Arlington, Texas. Performing magicians seeking to improve their skills and to share their wisdom and experience with other magical entertainers are invited to join the monthly meetings in the Meeting Room from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Participants may enjoy an evening meal. compliments of the management.
In the event of a resurgence in area COVID or other serious medical situations, meetings may resume through Zoom. Until such notifications, meetings will continue in person at the restaurant.
Link to the July Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 285 676 5531
One of the greatest friends to magic in Texas, Van McGee was a long-time member of area magic clubs in North Texas, including the Fort Worth Magicians Club, the "Bruce Chadwick" Society of American Magicians Assembly 128, the Dallas Magic Clubs, Inc. and a regular contributor to the Monday evening group and the Mid-Cities Magic Circle.
After fighting a three-year and longer battle with cancer, Van passed away on February 25th, 2022. He will be missed. Van was active in area Jujitsu organizations, a computer science and math instructor at Dallas College/North Lake Campus, and a member of the Catholic Church.
In magic circles, Van was recognized always for his kindness and generosity. He was always ready to share his vast skills, particularly with coins and cards, and had an encyclopedic memory of magic history, both local and national. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians, and the Texas Association of Magicians.
Many people new to magical entertainment remember Van's influence as a gifted teacher and mentor. Even those with professional experience as performers enjoyed sharing ideas and approaches to popular and familiar routines as well as exploring unique and creative approaches to methods, techniques, and handlings.
Thank you, dear friend, for all your gifts. Rest in Peace.
"The Magic of the 'Metal Magician'--Joseph Rake"
Mark your calendars for our December 12th meeting of the Mid-Cities Magic Circle next Tuesday, October 10th. As usual, we'll gather at 6:00 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant at 465 East Hwy I-20 in Arlington, Texas, just west of Collins Street on the northside service road. Enjoy your dinner compliments of the management from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Our program this month focuses on the magic of the "Metal Magician," Joseph Rake. Joseph celebrates his 50th birthday with his "metal magic show," featuring the holiday magic of Doc Grimes and Doctor Mike Smith!
This will be the first monthly meeting in the new year that will feature on the "show," with show performances by selected members of our interest group.
We meet at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 465 East I-20, Arlington, Texas. For more information, call Geoffrey "Doc" Grimes