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University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital offers a wide range of events for patients and families who are at our hospital or clinics. Below you'll find this week's schedule as well as descriptions of some of our recurring events.

Monday, 7/22

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Free Haircuts and Manicures (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Tuesday, 7/23

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Rooms 950 and 952 East Building
 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Open Art Therapy Studio  End Zone
 12 to 2 p.m.  Mall of America Day of Play  Lobby
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center
 3:30 to 4 p.m.  Harmonica Lessons  FRC

Wednesday, 7/24

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.
 Kid's Story Time   FRC
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Free Drop-In Hand Massage  FRC
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Wellness Center

Thursday, 7/25

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC
 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.  Catholic Mass  Quinn Seymour Chapel
 1 to 4 p.m.  Free Table Massage (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Friday, 7/26

 Time  Event  Location 
 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Saturday, 7/27

 Time  Event  Location 
 10:30 a.m.  Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs  Lobby

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, 7/22: Free manicures by appointment for patients and family members from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/23: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3-6 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, 7/24: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in.
Thursday, 7/25: Free table massage by appointment from 1-4 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Friday, 7/26: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.

Call 612-365-2100 to schedule services. The Wellness Center is located on the 5th floor of the South Building, near the public elevators, and features a 24/7 fitness area for adult family members of pediatric inpatients.

Day of Play!
Clinic and hospital patients and their families are invited to the Mall of America Day of Play at the hospital on Tuesday, July 23 from 12-2 p.m. Come to the Lobby to enjoy Nickelodeon Universe character meet and greets, face painting, crafting, photo opportunities, fabulous goodie bag giveaways, sweet treats, a dance party and more!

Fun with Gopher Football!
Don’t forget to register for the FREE Row the Boat Barbeque on Tuesday, July 30 from 3-5 p.m. The event will be held in the Thompson Healing Garden on the hospital plaza. Patients and families are invited for food from Red Cow, a dunk tank and other games, a DJ, and more! Coach P.J. Fleck and the entire Gopher football team will be there. Register at

Tune in to ZTV!
The Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio is doing live programming! Tune in to Channel 12 on your hospital TV throughout the week to see what’s happening in the studio and for regularly scheduled programming.

This week’s schedule:
M-F at 9:30 a.m.: Morning News. Find out what’s going on in the hospital!
Tuesday, 7/23: 1:30 p.m., Art Therapy with Melissa
Wednesday, 7/24: 1:30 p.m., Trivia
Thursday, 7/25: 1:30 p.m., Bingo
Friday, 7/26: 11 a.m., Yoga

New Weekly Catholic Mass Offered 
A weekly Catholic Mass will be available in the Quinn Seymour Chapel, Lobby Level, Children’s Hospital each Thursday afternoon from 12:30-12:50 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Join us at Family Coffee! 
Stop by Family Coffee Hour each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Family Resource Center. Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit, and cheese and crackers are served. Sit for a bit and enjoy the conversation. All family members of pediatric patients are welcome.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone Hours July 15-21:

Hours July 22-28
M-F: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Sa, Su: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, 7/23: 10-11:30 a.m.
Open Art Therapy Studio Open Studio is a time to explore the creative process, play with materials and get to know others just like you. Set
an intention, work with a variety of provided materials (or bring your own). Pure freedom; no judgments. Open Art Therapy Studio is for everyone of all ages and art abilities. Children 12 and under must attend with an adult. Led by Art Therapist Melissa Turgeon, ATR-BC.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone, located on the lobby level, is a therapeutic play space for pediatric patients, siblings, and families to enjoy. Children 16 and under must have a parent or caregiver present to use the space. Reminder: patients and families in isolation cannot be permitted into the space due to infection prevention guidelines, and flu restrictions also apply.

Family Resource Center Programs This Week
Tuesday, 7/23, 3:30-4 p.m., Harmonica Lessons
Join Mike the Harmonica Man for a free harmonica lesson. All patients and family members are welcome, and will receive a harmonica to keep. Bedside lessons may be arranged for patients unable to leave their rooms. Call 612-365-2100.
Wednesday, 7/24: 10-11 a.m., Family Coffee Hour and Children’s Story Time.
Enjoy coffee and pastries provided by Caribou, plus cheese and crackers, fruit and juice. Kids can hear a story while adults relax at coffee hour. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Free “M Technique” Hand Massage. This technique for hands is provided by a hospital volunteer on a drop-in basis. Treatments last approximately 10 minutes.
Thursday, 7/25: Learn to knit or crochet at Needlework Circle from 12-3 p.m. Free supplies!

The Family Resource Center is located in the Lobby. Hours are M, W, F, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tu, Th, 12-8 pm.