MAGICAL MOMENTS of ASHEVILLE: The Rainbow Community School is Raising Money by MAGIC!

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The Rainbow Community School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Asheville on April 28 and 29 to raise money for the school. “Magical Moments of Asheville” is a two day magic festival beginning at 7 p.m...

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Magic, Mirth & Meaning, Friday Night Shows Entering 5th Year in Asheville!


Tickets: 2nd & 4th Friday at 7 pm
Adult – January 13th $10.00 USDChild – January 13th $5.00 USDAdult – January 27th $10.00 USDChild – January 27th $5.00 USDAdult – February 10th $10.00 USDChild – February 10th $5.00 USDAdult – February 24th $10.00 USDChild – February 24th $5.00 USDAdult – March 10th $10.00 USDChild – March 10th $5.00 USD



Tickets: FIRST Saturday of the month at 3 p.m.
February 4, $5.00 USDMarch 4, $5.00 USDApril 1, $5.00 USD

On February 24, The Vanishing Wheelchair Celebrates

Four Years Bringing Monthly Magic Shows to Asheville

On February 24, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc...

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Next “Birthday Magic” June 25 at 3 p.m. at The Vanishing Wheelchair’s Little Theatre!

Tickets: Last Saturday of the month at 3 p.m.
June 25, $5.00 USDJuly 30, $5.00 USDAugust 27, $5.00 USDSeptember 24, $5.00 USDOctober 29, $5.00 USDNovember 26, $5.00 USD

Wendel Wandell collage Poster copyThe Vanishing Wheelchair will be hosting “Birthday Magic” the last Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at its Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville starting on April 30. The forty-five minute children’s show will cater to those celebrating their birthday that month, and general admission is only $5 a person – proceeds benefit the non-profit.

“Birthday Magic” is an exciting show based around audience participation, from getting children to yell out the magic word, or acting as an onstage assistant to magician Wendal Wandell...

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Joseph Sobol Presents “Jack and the Least Gal — a Fantasia of Appalachian Wonder Tales at The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre!

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On May 28 at 6:30 p.m., enter the phantasmagorical world of Jack, the Appalachian wonder tale hero – and his feminine counterpart the Least Gal – in an evening of intertwining folk tales and songs, a delightfully original take on the Appalachian storytelling tradition as told by Joseph Sobol. The enchanting evening will be held at The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville. Tickets are available for $10 general admission, $5 for storytelling guild members.

“Jack and the Least Gal” is a two-act fantasia on Appalachian wonder tale themes, an Appalachian “Into the Woods,” in which the many incarnations of the folk tale hero Jack and his feminine counterpart, the Youngest Daughter or Least Gal, meet on the road of trials and walk in and ou...

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The Swannanoa Valley Montessori School is Raising Money by MAGIC!

Montessori School Poster

The Swannanoa Valley Montessori School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Black Mountain on February 20 to raise money for the school’s annual fund drive. Live Your Dreams Magic Show is a two-hour event, including an intermission, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Carver Center Gymnasium, 101 Carver Avenue.

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities find their passion and meaning through the arts. With a diverse group of professional entertainers from magicians to jugglers to storytellers to singers The Vanishing Wheelchair guarantees a memorable and inspirational time for the entire family. “We have a talented group of people,” says T.J...

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Remember The Vanishing Wheelchair on Giving Tuesday


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

The Vanishing Wheelchair and Goodsearch have partnered up to help raise money for our cause...

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I have been dating a Ukrainian girl for quite a long time

I have been dating a Ukrainian girl for quite a long time. In fact, we are engaged for several months. If you are wondering how I managed to make her love me, the secret is simple—I know how to impress a Ukrainian girl. They are, in general, family oriented and want to have children. Therefore, I decided that creating a family photoalbum for our future children. And furnished an entire room for our future children. Everything for the sake of our children! And it amazed her surprisingly good. Such approach can be applied to almost any Slavic woman as they are, in most cases, really into having family and children.

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Inspirational Books

The Four-foot GIANT and the Vanishing Wheelchair 

T.J. Shimeld

Forewords by Ricky D. Boone and Loretta Faircloth

251 pages, photos     $15.95 softcover (5.5 x8.5)     ISBN 978-0-692-01252-9     (2011)

“If you like good stories; if you are somebody that loves going to the movies; if you are someone that loves those Forest Gump-type movies; if you are somebody that just appreciates a good story from beginning to middle and not yet to the end, then you will appreciate this book only because of Ricky Boone. He is a regional motion picture himself. You can’t have a better subject than Ricky Boone.” -Leighton Grant, Nine-time Emmy winning News Photographer, WLOS ABC 13

From day one, Ricky Boone’s doctors predicted his death from a rare bone disorder, Morgani’s Syndrome...

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Book Sellers

Ordering for Booksellers:

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. welcomes direct orders for print books.  Please send orders by e-mail/fax/phone to ensure that your bookseller’s wholesale discount is applied.

Booksellers wishing to establish a new account should contact:
T.J. Shimeld

Discount Policy for Booksellers:

Standard Discount: 20%. For single-title orders. Payment is expected to accompany the order. All orders are returnable (see below).

Booksignings: 40%. Limited to ISBN specific to the event. Limited overstock returns privileges (within 60 days).

Specialty Discount:  40% on bulk orders of 5 to 49 copies (non-returnable).  50% on bulk orders of 50 copies or more (non-returnable).

Payment Terms for Booksellers:

New accounts are expected to prepay...

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How to Order:


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
Monday through Friday

Make checks and money orders payable to:
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.
1129 Allman Ridge Road
Morganton, NC  28655



United States shipping charges via USPS: $5 first book, $1 each additional. Delivery time is typically within10-15 days.

Canada shipping charges via the courier UPS: $15 first book, $5 each additional. Delivery time is typically within 5 days.

International shipping charges via USPS International Priority Mail: $35 first book, $10 each additional. Delivery time is typically within 6-8 weeks.

Expedited shipping services are also available...

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