Family Entertainer, Tim Sonefelt to Perform

Magic Show for Fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair!

Magician Tim Sonefelt will be bringing his magic to Asheville on January 18 to help local 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The family-friendly magic show will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 337 Charlotte Street. Ticket sales of $10 for adults and $5 for children will help raise money for The Vanishing Wheelchair and its work with teaching people with disabilities skills in the arts.

Tim Sonefelt has been performing professionally since 1988. He’s received awards from the Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; The Florida State Magicians Convention; and the South Eastern Association of Magicians, where he received the Hal Martin Award for Excellence in Magical Stage Performance in 1990. In January of 1998, Tim received the South Carolina Magician of the Year award – the first person to ever receive this honor. Tim has appeared at the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States, the Winter Carnival of Magic, South Eastern Association of Magicians Convention, KIDabra and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

Tim has taught other magicians all over the eastern United States and performed all over the country for corporate and family audiences. With dozens of original effects to his credit, he recently launched Wonder Imagery. Wonder Imagery produces the finest printed silks in the world with the exclusive black hem. This venture also brings to life the possibility for custom silks from original digital artwork.

His non-performance background includes over ten years in graphic design, marketing and product development in the printing industry. Tim has used this experience to his advantage when designing and building web sites for himself and numerous other speakers and entertainers.

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. was founded on November 24, 2010 by magicians Ricky D. Boone and T.J. Shimeld. It has used the proceeds from the events it hosts to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele and will be conducted at its Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway. Eventually the non-profit wishes to expand to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

Come support The Vanishing Wheelchair. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org, or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-443-8414.

Despite All Odds The Vanishing Wheelchair Founder, Ricky D. Boone, Turns 60

Ricky D. Boone

The Vanishing Wheelchair’s performers invite friends and family to a unique “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” performance on January 10 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the non-profit’s founder Ricky D. Boone’s sixtieth birthday. The family-friendly, hour-long show features story tellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians and will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and all proceeds help the non-profit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

Diagnosed with a rare bone disorder, Morgani’s Syndrome, Ricky D. Boone, local magician and magic shop owner, was never supposed to live past the age of four – on January 13 he will turn sixty. Through the years he has survived brain surgery and a heart attach from a rare virus, yet he not only has survived, but thrived. Boone’s magic shop, Magic Central, is one of the last standing brick and mortar stores in the country, he has had a successful performing business, is a motivational speaker, has been on all four major television networks, appeared on NPR, and has had a book written about his life, not to mention has won numerous awards from his performances including two Emmy awards for a story about his life on WLOS. Yet Boone admits his greatest achievement is helping people with disabilities find their passion in life through teaching them skills in the arts through his 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. 

This show marks the eighth season in which “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” has appeared on a monthly basis in Asheville. The show features numerous talents of people with disabilities and those who wish to help them. At any given show, an audience may see singing, story telling, and of course magic. The show appeared and disappeared for several years since the non-profit’s founding on November 24, 2010. On February 20, 2013 the show began appearing in Asheville on a monthly basis, finding its stride at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church before moving to its own little theatre. The non-profit is excited to be back at St. Mary’s to mark this special occasion. 

The Vanishing Wheelchair has used the proceeds from the events it hosts to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele and will be conducted at its 175 Weaverville Highway location. Eventually the non-profit wishes to expand to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

Come support and see what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org, or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-443-8414.

Bright Blessings of Asheville Live Your Dreams Magic Show

Bright Blessings of Asheville Live Your Dreams Magic Show

Bright Blessings of Asheville, An Independent Member of the Bright Blessings National Affiliate Network, has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Asheville on July 12 to raise money for its community programs serving women and children in local homeless shelters. Live Your Dreams Magic Show is a two-hour event, including an intermission, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Goodwill, 1616 Patton Avenue. Admission: $10 for Adults $7 for Children. For further information call 828-443-8414 or email BrightBlessingsOfAsheville@outlook.com.

Give Through Our Campaign

Give Through Our Campaign

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, November 27, 2018, 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.

Book Sellers

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
tjshimeld@gmail.com


 

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. Once a credit history is established, booksellers may order with terms of net 30 days.


 

Shipping for Booksellers:

All customers pay shipping. UPS ground delivery is used most frequently, but alternative and expedited shipping methods are available upon request.

Within the U.S., the default shipping method is UPS ground. The shipping charge is based on the weight of the parcel and the delivery location. If your business has an account with UPS and you would prefer UPS Consignee or UPS Collect billing, please specify.

Outside the U.S., please inquire with The Vanishing Wheelchair for current rates for shipping directly to your area.


 

Returns for Booksellers:

For returns of overstock:

  • Books may not be returned more than 12 months from the date of the invoice.
  • Returned copies must be clean, saleable, and carefully packed.
  • A credit memo will be issued. Credit may not be used until it has been issued by McFarland.

 

For misshipments, defective books, or short shipments:

  • Claims must be made not more than 60 days from the date of the invoice.

 

Books that are returned erroneously will not receive credit. The Vanishing Wheelchair retains the right of final decision in determining the saleability and condition of returned books. Returns should be directed to:

T.J. Shimeld
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.
1129 Allman Ridge Road
Morganton, NC  28655
Phone: 828-645-2941
tjshimeld@gmail.com