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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, 5/20

 Time  Event  Location 

 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Free Haircuts and Manicures (Call 612-365-2100)

 Wellness Center

 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free Manicures (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Tuesday, 5/21

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Rooms 950 and 952 East Building
 2 to 4 p.m.  Free Drop-In Hand Massage  FRC
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Wednesday, 5/22

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.
 Kid's Story Time   FRC
 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Teddy Bear Giveaway and Crafting  Lobby
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Wellness Center

Thursday, 5/23

 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, 5/24

 Time  Event  Location 
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Lunch for Patients and Families  Lobby

Saturday, 5/25

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

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, May 20: Free haircuts from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and free manicures from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointment required. Open to children’s hospital patients and family members.
Tuesday, May 21: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3- 6 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, May 22: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in.
Thursday, May 23: Free table massage by appointment from 1-4 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.

Free Teddy Bears for Patients
Patients and families are invited to pick up a free teddy bear and do a craft in the Lobby on Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The giveaway is sponsored by the group Teddy Bear Hugs U, whose mission is to provide comfort to patients at the hospital.

Space Still Available for DreamNight at the Minnesota Zoo

Pediatric patients and their immediate family are invited to a fun, free evening at the Minnesota Zoo on Friday, May 31 from 4-8 p.m. Free zoo admission, parking, a picnic dinner, animal encounters and a special gift are included. Visit by May 22 to RSVP or call Fairview On Call, 612-672-7272.

Free Lunch for Patients and Families
NetSPI, a cybersecurity company, will provide free lunch from Noodles & Company on Friday, May 24 from 12-1 p.m. All pediatric patients and their family members are invited.

New Weekly Catholic Mass Offered
Beginning May 23, 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.

Enjoy the ‘M’ Technique for Hands 
Free ‘M’ Technique for Hands (hand massage) will be offered on a drop-in basis Tuesday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. This technique for hands is provided by a hospital volunteer. Treatments last approximately 10 minutes.

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 May 20-26:
M-F: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Sa, Su: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.