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.
Free Coffee Fridays, all day Friday.
Buy walk-in cat time, get a free drip coffee or hot tea on the house!
Kitten Event (60-minute reservation)
Make a standard (regular) 60-minute reservation. This event does not have a special event for reserving to allow as many people to attend as possible.
During this 3-hour event, our regular kitties will hang out in the back room (to protect the kittens from illness) and we will fill the cafe with around 30 adoptable kittens!!! If interested in adopting a kitten, fill out an adoption survey on our website to be pre-approved and added to the top of the priority list for first pick of the kitten you want, and leave that day with your new furry friend!
Kittens are very sensitive and get sick easily. We encourage visitors to remove shoes during their visit to keep outside contaminants away from the kittens; you may want to bring socks. Additionally, our kitten events are usually VERY busy, so it is best to complete the entry waiver ahead of time.
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 drink. Please bring the mat (we only have a few extra). Also consider other yoga necessities (like a block) you might need, and wear comfy clothes. This class requires a min. of 5 people to be offered.
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 4-8 years. 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.
July Cat Academy focus: We will learn about cat trapping and trap-neuter-release (TNR) efforts. The craft is catch scratching boxes.
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.
July 24 book club selection: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Penguin Book's Description: "From one of the most preeminent writers of our times comes The Buried Giant, an extraordinary new novel that poses powerful questions about love, loss, and mortality. The novel centers around an elderly couple, Beatrice and Axl, who set out on an epic journey through war-torn lands in hopes of finding their son. As they contend with the physical hardships of their journey, they also encounter danger from a variety of mystical elements: ogres, demons, and an ever-present fog that makes memory elusive. With the help of a brash yet determined knight and a mysterious young boy, they travel across lands familiar and strange, ever closer to learning their son’s fate. What they end up discovering along the way, though, leads them in surprising directions that will forever alter the fabric of their relationship—as well as the history of their embattled homeland. At once both brutal and affecting, Ishiguro’s novel is a fresh take on the hero’s journey. With unforgettable characters and a pace that rivets, The Buried Giant is sure to resonate as a classic for years to come."
August 28 book club selection: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Book Description: christinabakerkline.com/novels/a-piece-of-the-world/
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.
July Event: In honor of Independence day, July's wine and cheese pairings are all about America. We will offer wines and cheeses from our own back yard -- Missouri!
Cats & Crafts (90 minutes, $15) Offered a select day each month from 5:30-7:00.
Enjoy crafting with 20 cats! Craft will rotate monthly and be posted here. Reservation includes a drink, a craft with materials provided, and a bonus 90 minutes with the cats! Ages 13+
July Event: Crocheting a mouse-shaped cat toy! Must have beginner level experience with crochet (know the basic single stitch and chain stitch). You can easily learn these by practicing with some YouTube videos before the event.
Games with Gatos (90 minutes, $10) Offered select Fridays from 5:30-7:00.
Make game night more fun by adding a room full of cats! We'll provide many games, and guests can bring favorites to share. Come with friends, or meet new friends! Reservation includes a drink (coffee menu, beer, or wine) and a bonus 90 minutes in the cat playroom.
Changes in August: starting next month we will only offer Games with Gatos once a month and will rotate the game offered (such as trivia, poker, etc).