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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, 3/25

 Time  Event  Location 

12 to 4 p.m.

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

Wellness Center

Tuesday, 3/26

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members and 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
 3:30 to 4 p.m.  Harmonica Lessons  FRC

Wednesday, 3/27

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

Thursday, 3/28

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC

Friday, 3/29

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

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, March 25: Free haircuts and manicures by appointment from 12-4 p.m. Open to children’s hospital patients and family members. Tuesday, March 26: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3-6 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only. Wednesday, March 27: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in. Friday, March 29: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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.

Papa John’s Pizza Box Drawing Contest
Papa John’s could be showcasing your drawing on their pizza boxes during April. Hospital and clinic patients are invited to enter the Papa John’s Pizza Box drawing contest by drawing a picture of a pizza on an entry form located in the Family Resource Center (in the Lobby) or on your unit. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 31. Call 612-365-2100 if you need help finding an entry form.

Order T-Shirts for Final Four Party!
We’re gearing up for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, which will take place in Minneapolis April 6-8. The hospital will have a big Final Four Party in the Lobby on Monday, April 8. Children’s hospital patients will receive FREE T-shirts at the party. Family members and hospital staff are invited to order T-shirts to wear at the party and to commemorate this big sporting event. Shirts are available at The cost is $25 plus shipping. Deadline to order is Tuesday, March 26!

Free Harmonica Lessons
All patients and family members are invited to the Family Resource Center for a harmonica lesson Tuesday, March 26 from 3:30-4 p.m. Free harmonicas provided! Bedside lessons may be arranged for patients who are unable to leave their rooms. Call 612-365-2100.

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.

Free Seated Massage 

Family members of pediatric patients are invited to enjoy a free, 15-minute seated massage in the Family Resource Center on Wednesday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m. Sign up for a time in the Resource Center starting Monday, March 18, or call 612-365-2100. Note that appointments are limited and first-come, first served.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone Hours March 25-31:
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.