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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, 8/14

 Time  Event  Location
 11 a.m. to Noon  Story Time with Gopher, Therapy Dog  FRC
 Noon to 4 p.m.  Free Haircuts (by appointment)  Wellness Center
 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Transportation Club Party  FRC

Tuesday, 8/15

 Time  Event  Location
 Noon to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC
 Noon to 3 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (by appointment)  Wellness Center

Wednesday, 8/16

 Time  Event  Location
 10 to 11 a.m.
 Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.  Kids' Story Time Theme: Elephant & Piggie
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Seated Massage  FRC

Thursday, 8/17

 Time  Event  Location
 Noon to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC
 2 to 5 p.m.  Free Table Massage (by appointment)  Wellness Center

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, Aug. 14: Free haircuts and styling by appointment from 12-4 p.m. Open to hospital inpatients and family members. 

Tuesday, Aug. 15: Free energy therapy by appointment from 12-3 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only. 

Thursday, Aug 17: 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 elevators. It also offers a 24/7 workout space for adult family members of pediatric inpatients.

Story Time with Gopher

Come see Gopher, the Read With Me Therapy Dog, Monday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 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!

Transportation Club Party

Cookie and cupcake decorating and a seasonal art project will be featured at the Transportation Club Party in the Family Resource Center on Monday, Aug. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. Patients and families are invited to attend!

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 an Elephant and Piggie Theme

While adults enjoy Family Coffee Hour, the kids can attend story time in the Family Resource Center from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. This week we’ll have an Elephant and Piggie theme. Enjoy the well-known books by Mo Willems and make Elephant and Piggie finger puppets.

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, Aug. 16 from 1-3 p.m. Sign up for a time in the Resource Center starting Monday, Aug. 14, or call 612-365-2100. Note that appointments are limited and first-come, first served.