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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, 7/9

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 4 p.m.  Free Haircuts (by appointment)   Wellness Center

Tuesday, 7/10

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff   Rooms 950 & 952 East Bldg.
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (by appointment)  Wellness Center
 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.  Free Harmonica Lessons FRC
5:30 to 7 p.m.  CCRF Free Dinner for Patients and Families Lobby

Wednesday, 7/11

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.  Kids' Story Time, Theme: Curious George  FRC
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff  Wellness Center
 1 to 3 p.m.  World Cup Viewing Party Auditorium
1:30 to 2 p.m. Story Time with Blue from Blue's Clues FRC
 6 to 8 p.m. Pizza and Movie Auditorium
6:30 to 8 p.m. Night Out! (In the Hospital) FRC

Thursday, 7/12

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle FRC
 1 to 3 p.m. Mall of America Summer Bash Lobby
 2 to 5 p.m.  Free Table Massage (by appointment)  Wellness Center

Friday, 7/13

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


Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, July 9: Free haircuts by appointment from 12-4 p.m. Open to children’s hospital patients and family members.

Tuesday, July 10: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3-6 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.

Wednesday, July 11: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop-in.

Thursday, July 12: Free table massages by appointment from 2-5 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 elevator, and features a 24/7 fitness area for adult family members of pediatric inpatients.

Free Harmonica Lessons

All patients and family members are invited to the Family Resource Center for a harmonica lesson Tuesday, July 10 from 3:15-3:45 p.m. Free harmonicas provided! Bedside lessons may be arranged for patients who are unable to leave their rooms. Call 612-365-2100.

Free Dinner for Patients and Families

Children’s Cancer Research Fund will host their monthly free dinner for patients and families currently in the children’s hospital on Tuesday, July 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Lobby. Enjoy these selections from Olive Garden catering: house salad, breadsticks, chicken & gnocchi soup, vegetable minestrone, chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, five cheese ziti al forno, and fettuccini alfredo.

Take a Break at Family Coffee!

Break up your day in the hospital with a stop at Family Coffee Hour each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Family Resource Center. Coffee, juice, muffins, fruit, and cheese and crackers are served. Sit for a bit and enjoy the conversation. All family members of pediatric patients are welcome!

Story Time with a Curious George Theme

While adults enjoy coffee hour, children may attend story time in the Resource Center reading circle from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. This week’s theme is Curious George. Come hear some of your favorites and do a fun activity, too!

World Cup Viewing Party

Patients and families are invited to watch the semi-final match of World Cup Soccer on the big screen in the Wilf Family Center Auditorium on Wednesday, July 11 from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy free snacks during the game! The Auditorium is on the Lobby Level of the South Building.

Story Time with Blue

Who doesn’t love a big blue puppy? Meet Blue from Blue’s Clues on Wednesday, July 11 at story time in the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. The fun is from 1:30-2 p.m., and all patients and families are welcome. Snacks will be served!

Night Out! (In the Hospital)

All adult family members of pediatric inpatients are invited for a catered taco bar, beverages, conversation and a trivia challenge with prizes on Wednesday, July 11 from 6:30- 8 p.m. in the Family Resource Center. Here’s your opportunity to have some time just for you. Children may attend pizza/movie night in the Auditorium (see below), playrooms will be staffed during the event, and volunteers will be on hand to sit with children in their rooms. Call the Family Resource Center at 612-365-2100 for more information, to RSVP, and to arrange child care.

Free Showing of A Bug’s Life

Come see a great summer movie on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. A Bug’s Life will be showing on the big screen, and pizza and movie snacks will be served. This is a great activity for patients and siblings while the adults are at Night Out! Movie Night is sponsored by the Michie Family.

Learn to Knit or Crochet

Tap into your creative side by learning a relaxing, productive new skill! Our needlework volunteers teach knitting and crocheting in the Family Resource Center each Thursday from 12-3 p.m. Participants receive free knitting needles or crochet hooks, yarn, and a string backpack in which to keep their supplies.

Mall of America Summer Bash!

Our friends from the Mall of America will host a summer bash for patients and families on Thursday, July 12 from 1-3 p.m. in the Lobby. Enjoy meet and greets with Nickelodeon Universe characters, face painting, a Crayola craft, photo opportunities, goodie bag giveaways, sweet treats, a dance party and more!

Free Popcorn Day!

Popcorn makes people happy! FREE popcorn makes people REALLY happy! Come get a bag of freshly-popped popcorn on Friday, July 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the Family Resource Center.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone Hours July 9-15:
M, W, F: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Tu, Th: 12-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Sa, Su: 12-3 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.