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In Hospital Events (For Patients and Families)

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, 2/20

 Time  Event  Location
 11 a.m. to Noon   Story Time with Gopher, Therapy Dog  FRC

Tuesday, 2/21

 Time  Event  Location
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint Treatments for Families and Staff  Rooms 950 & 952, East Bldg.
 Noon to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC

Wednesday, 2/22

 Time  Event  Location
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.  Kids' Story Time  FRC
 2 to 3 p.m.  Free Acupoint Treatments for Families and Staff  6th Floor Family Lounge

Thursday, 2/23

 Time  Event  Location
 Noon to 3 p.m.   Needlework Circle 
 FRC
 4 to 6 p.m.  Free Dinner for Patients and Families  Lobby
 5 to 7 p.m.  Free Hand Massage  FRC

Friday, 2/24

 Time  Event  Location
 1 to 3 p.m.   Free Popcorn Day 
 FRC

Saturday, 2/25

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

Story Time with Gopher

Come see Gopher, the Read With Me Therapy Dog, each Monday from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Family Resource Center. Read With Me dogs are trained to listen attentively as children practice their reading skills. All patients and families are welcome to visit!

Try Acupoint! 

Supervised interns from Northwestern Health Sciences University are offering free acupoint treatments (acupuncture, acupressure, etc.) to family members of patients and to staff. Thirty-minute treatments are offered on a drop-in basis Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in rooms 950 and 952, East Bldg., and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in the 6th floor family lounge, South Building. Reasons for treatment include pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress, hypertension, and headaches. Stop by to try it out!

Learn to Knit or Crochet

Keep your hands busy in the hospital and learn a relaxing, productive pastime. Our needlework volunteers teach knitting and crocheting in the Family Resource Center each Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 3 p.m. Participants receive free knitting needles or crochet hooks, yarn, and a bag in which to keep their supplies.

Free Dinner for Patients and Families

Patients and Families are invited to the Lobby for a delicious Noodles and Company dinner and crafting fun on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The evening is sponsored by Concord USA.

Enjoy the "M" Technique for Hands

Free ‘M’ Technique for Hands (hand massage) treatments will be offered on a drop-in basis Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. Come enjoy a relaxing massage provided by a hospital volunteer. Massages last approximately 10 minutes.

Free Popcorn Day! 

Celebrate Friday with a cute little bag of freshly-popped popcorn! It’s free! Come to the Family Resource Center in the South Building Lobby from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.