METRO MONTHLY–"Magic on Valentine's Day" Potluck, Drinks & Child Care


Presentation followed by a community party with potluck and drinks. Child care provided during the presentation.

This Month:

Be entertained on Valentine's Day by SATIE, Illusionist, Mentalist, Magician


Albert Satie (Your Guide to the Mysteries of the Human Mind) is a magician, mentalist and hypnotist. He has performed magic at fairs, malls, school assemblies, hospitals, fund-raisers, Saturday markets, coffee houses, hat shops and other alternate venues around the state.

He uses his skills as master of deception in service to IIGNW (Independent Investigation Group Northwest).

In his alternate identity as Glen L. Bledsoe he teaches middle school art and technology classes at Molalla River Middle School. He also teaches students magic (Society of Young Magicians) at the Discovery Village in Salem. He has been Secretary of the Society of American Magicians Assembly 59 for the last four years.

This is our regular monthly meeting at a central location to bring together our members from all over the Portland metro area, and anyone who wants to join us.  We’ll have a speaker presentation, discussion or entertainment, followed by a shared potluck dinner.

The Oslo Lounge has a bar, so you can have beer, wine and cocktails with dinner.  This is also an opportunity to connect with others in the community, get updated on our activism and what’s going on in the community, talk to Advisory Board members and give input.

Child care will be provided in one of the Norse Hall’s rooms.

Please bring a dish suitable for a proper meal to share.  We'll likely have more food than necessary, so plan on joining us even if you are unable to bring food.  If possible, label your utensils and serving dishes so the owner can be identified if things are left behind.  If you don’t cook, consider a bagged salad with dressing, or a roast chicken from a grocery store.


7:00 pm:  Welcome and announcements 
7:10 pm:  Magic and Illusion!
8:00 pm:  Children join the adults for a potluck dinner, discussion and socializing.


There is a parking lot on the west side, right next to the Norse Hall, where we have limited parking.  Street parking is also available.

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  • Jerzy

    Nice, low key gathering with some delicious food.

    February 17, 2014

  • Rachel S.

    ... aren't children aloud into the magic show?? This seems like a great family event. My son is 10 & doesn't necessarily need child care & I know he would enjoy a magic show. Can he come to the show?

    February 14, 2014

    • SylviaB

      Hi, Rachel. See Kurt's answer to Jerzy's question in these comments. Children do not need to be in child care. We just make the option available at every Metro Monthly for the parents' convenience.

      February 14, 2014

  • Dave D.

    To go with the magic theme... my voice is disappearing! Have fun, guys.

    February 14, 2014

    • SylviaB

      Wow, awesome super powers, Dave. Maybe you can share your trick one of these days
      ;-) Hope you get better soon.

      1 · February 14, 2014

    • Dave D.

      I'm trying not to spoil this trick for others by sharing it.

      February 14, 2014

  • Aaron+Mieko

    With 8yrs old child

    February 14, 2014

  • Jerzy

    I am curious to learn why the kids would have to miss the magic show and join the adults afterwards. I guess they don’t get to see it because of the adult nature of content? Kids love magic [when they explicitly know they are being tricked] and this sounds like a missed opportunity to entertain them; maybe we can ask the magician for a special few tricks just for the kids afterwards...

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Kurt

      Kids don't ever have to miss the main presentation. It's up to their parents. If a parent feels the child will enjoy the talk or magic show or music etc, then they can have the kids join them. The child care is there for the parent's convenience.

      February 13, 2014

    • Jerzy

      That makes sense. Thank you, Kurt.

      February 13, 2014

  • nichole

    My husband and I are interested in attending this but are not current members of the CFI. Is this OK? Thanks!!

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • SylviaB

      Nichole, most of our meetings are completely open to the public. You and your husband are totally welcome!

      2 · February 12, 2014

    • nichole

      Awesome! Thanks!

      February 13, 2014

  • DaniT

    This is on an auto reminder for one week before and one day before :)

    January 24, 2014

  • Ron

    Please remind us a few days before so we don't forget

    1 · January 24, 2014

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