Special Events at Papa’s
At Papa’s, it’s more than just cats. We offer several special events each month and throughout the year to make your experience more memorable. Below is a description of our current events (dates subject to change as we adjust early on). All of these special events REQUIRE A RESERVATION in advance. You can register for these at our reservations page.
Cat Yoga Evenings (90 minutes, $20) Offered the 1st Thursday of month, 5:30-7:00.
Date/time subject to change based on instructor availability.
Practice yoga in a room of 20 cats! For this reservation, 60 minutes will be dedicated to yoga, and the last 30 minutes will offer additional time with the cats. This reservation includes a drip coffee (or drink of equal value). And if you'll provide the mat, we'll provide the cats! Also consider other yoga necessities (like a block) you might need, and wear comfy clothes. This class requires a min. of 5 people registered by the Tuesday night before to be offered. Max 20 participants.
Children’s Saturday Morning Cat Academy (90 minutes, $7 for all ages) Offered the 3rd Saturday of month from 10:00-11:30.
Our Cat Academy is just for KIDS! Best for kids 4 and older. Includes a mini-lesson about cats, story time, a cat-themed craft, and an extra 30 minutes of cuddle time with cats. Cost is a discounted $7 for ALL ages, beverage not included (regular entry $10 for ages 5+). Requires 1 adult for every 2 children; parents must reserve a spot for themselves and children. Lesson, craft, and book will rotate often, so you can come back again for new experiences. When making the reservation, click "ADD ANOTHER TIME" to add multiple people to your reservation. Max 26 participants.
February's Cat Academy focus: Because February is the month of love, we will focus the lesson, book, and craft on that topic. We will explore the healing power of animals to humans and the benefits of kindness to animals and humans alike.
Papa’s Book Club Night (90 minutes, $10) Offered the 4th Wednesday of month from 5:30-7:00.
Join others in a common love of books and cats! This book club meets monthly. Book selection announced a month ahead to give you time to read. Then, we will meet in the cat playroom to discuss the book while petting feline friends. Reservation includes a drink, a shared tray of baked goods, and an extra 30 minutes to pet the cats.
January book club selection: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Amazon book description:
Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered.
Wine & Whiskers (90 minutes, $20) Offered the 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-7:00.
Wine and cheese with cats! What could be better? Join us for an evening of delicious food and drinks in a room of cuddly cats. We will also provide adult coloring of cats to help you really relax. Reservation includes 2 glasses of wine, a selection of cheeses, fruit and veggie tray, assorted baked goods, and coloring pages. Wine and cheese pairings will rotate each month to focus on a different country or region so you can come back for a new experience.
February's Pairings: French soft cheeses and white/blush wines.