Holy Nativity is hosting a Community Pancake Bonanza and Open House, its first such event in over a decade. Are you wanting more information about our garden or our new cob oven? Do you want to see our incredible new triptych in the sanctuary? Have you been wanting to try yoga? Have you been wondering about our cooking classes? Or do you just want to come by and have some delicious organic, whole-grain pancakes and enjoy some good music?

Holy Nativity, Saturday, June 20, 9:00 to 1:00 — it is the  place to be.

We are celebrating our Westchester community and the summer solstice. We are inviting you to come to share in the enriching and heartening activities that are at the center of the Holy Nativity community, a community that is welcoming to people of faith or of little or no faith.

This is a free event and is our way to show our neighbors all the activities and programs that go on here at the corner of 83rd and Dunbarton. Well, we do ask that you bring something — as is our custom, please bring a can or box or bag of food to support Food Pantry LAX and those in our city who are hungry.

Pancakes will be served from 9:00 to 11:00. At 11:15 Patricia Rose, of Fresh Food in a Flash, will do a cooking demonstration — and you get to eat what you fix along with other snacks.

There will be people manning the garden and the cob oven throughout the day with organized talks at various times through the morning.

  • Erik Knutzen, author of The Urban Homestead and founder of L.A. Bread Bakers meet-up group, will be with us to talk about the oven and its use in the urban setting.
  • Joanne Poyourow, author of Legacy L.A. and co-founder of Environmental Change-Makers, a grassroots group of environmental activists, will lead tours of the garden, explaining the way the garden works and what we grow, et cetera.

LiveYoga Wellness – Teri Roseman, owner and founder of LiveYoga Wellness, will talk about the benefits of yoga and a wellness plan and offer two short demonstration classes, starting at 11:00.

Art Walk – Steve O’Loughlin, resident artist, will conduct a tour and explanation of his artwork. There will be two 20- to 30-minute sessions.

And for the young ones among us — face painting, sidewalk art mandalas, seed planting.

And to round out our day, Slap of Rapture, an local Irish band, will entertain us.

How can you possibly miss this day? Put it on your calendar now