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.

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Cat Yoga Evenings (90 minutes, $20)   Offered the 1st Thursday of month, usually from 5:30-7:00.  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 30 participants.

November's Cat Academy focus:  Lesson on cat breeds around the world with a cat themed book and craft.

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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.

October book club selection:  A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing up in America's Secret Desert by Karen Piper

Amazon book description:  
The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper's parents, her sister, and--when she needed summer jobs--herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot.

Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeerto evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert.