Karma on 3rd (Mebane NC)

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I’d like to introduce you to a special little place in Mebane, NC that goes by the mysterious name of Karma on 3rd. Of course it is right off of Third Street in Mebane but the choice of Karma in the name is the mysterious part. We know that the number 3 pertains to Ephemeresis on Saturn

Saturn and that things governed by Saturn pertain to Karma, as Karma began there, according to the ancient system of Planetary Correspondences. Saturn is said to carry a light inside, or to make its own light. This means that it is guided by Karma, which helps to Light its Way. Perhaps the proprietors knew about this (we don’t know, for sure) but we do know that it is their well-known position that ‘good works rebound’. I believe this is referential to the reciprocative aspect of Karmic Circuition.

Beyond the Mystery of Names, however is the place and its people. It is run by several very conscientious and foresightful folks, notable among them Lorna Haralalka. The menu features very unique and special creations… originals…as it were, including a wide selection of vegetarian dishes and all the food is wholesome and good for you, being made from Locally Grown and Non-GMO food sources. Some herbs are grown on-location.

Additionally, there is a small boutique annexed to the restaurant that purveys unique and interesting items from the East, including Indian imports, fabric, clothing and jewelry.

Mebane, itself, is quite an interesting place downtown, which has become known of late for its artisanal boutiques of unique and interesting character.

An afternoon in Mebane, NC is well worth the travel, especially topped off with a visit to Karma on 3rd, which has live entertainment on occasion. The OM band plays there on selected Saturday nights. Talk about your Saturday Correspondences…

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Musical Chairs Concert Series

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Let me share a little something that the local Piedmont Towns are doing that is really sweet. Most of the local townships have begun sponsoring cultural events that feature their local bands, crafts, artisans and musicians/performers. These cultural events generally run from Spring to Fall, and take place at municipal facilities which have convenient access to local businesses as well. Often they are on the weekends (for example Gibsonville’s Market on the Town Greens, with performances at the Depot Stage; or perhaps the Musical Chairs Concert Series, also featured below). These sponsorships follow the Athenian Model of Cultural Society and in addition to broadening the scope and magnitude of Arts and Education, help to improve the Quality of Life, while advancing the cause of Business and Enterprise; all in positive and non-destructive ways. These sponsorships are not only the life-blood of Arts, Music, and Culture but enrich the social fabric of our communities and shared consensus. Below is a flyer by Graham NC Parks and Recs (Alamance County) for their Musical Chairs Concert Series:

MUSICAL CHAIRS Countywide Concert Series

All concerts held on Friday nights 7-9.

(For more info: alamancearts.org or 336-226-4495).

8/28 Lauren Light Pop/ Rock Burlington

9/4 The Original Musicosophy Band R&B, Soul, Smooth Jazz Graham

First Fridays: 104 East Elm St Graham NC

 

Great Music at Friendly Local Grill

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Looking for something wholesome to do this Friday night? The town of Graham, NC has become quite the place to be. More and more people are finding out that Graham is one of Piedmont North Carolina’s hidden treasures. Not so big as to have traffic hassles and not so small as to have nothing to offer, folks are happily finding themselves strolling around downtown on Friday evening and Saturdays and having such a very nice time that they are drawn to return and do it again with regularity. Families feel comfortable letting the kids romp a little. When was the last time you saw that? Folks are still friendly here and greet one another, even as perfect strangers. Try that around the big urban megalopolis and your likely to get glared at!

Like Nature and hiking? We’d like to recommend the ‘Hidden Trail’ at the Shallow Ford Natural Area ( a short drive…less than an hour) or, for variety we recommend Cedar Rock Park (here and here, and here).

What if you work up an appetite with all that recreation: why not head downtown to one of our favorite places? You can get great food and hangout for a while at the Graham Soda Shop and Grill. It’s an atmospheric place that is comfortable and fun. Pictures of local accomplishments line the walls, some going way back. Monday nights are karaoke (sometimes mc’d by Ras Jambone Stumproot hisownself). Most Fridays the Original Musicosophy band is featured, a real treat! Their crew likes to hangout at the Soda Shop and they are friendly and easy to talk to. The Grill is open later on Friday and Saturday nights and is becoming a destination for musical entertainment.

During the Spring, Summer and Fall the town sponsors Street Music and will close down a side-street or a parking lot for a variety of bands to play on municipal stages and the like. You can catch a great local act live at Colonial Stage in September this year.

The atmosphere in Graham is mellow and homesy; you don’t ever feel rushed. It is a great way to escape that up-tight urban claustrophobia that overtakes the driven in our overcrowded cities nowadays and to get back in touch with our down-home roots from a simpler time; very therapeutic. You might see one of us down there some evening. If you do be sure to throw up your hand and say hey!