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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, 11/19

 Time  Event  Location 

 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Free Manicures (Call 612-365-2100)

 Wellness Center

Tuesday, 11/20

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff  Rooms 950 and 952 East Building
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center
 3 to 5 p.m.  Kyle Rudolph's Thanksgiving Huddle  Lobby and FRC

Wednesday, 11/21

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.
 Kid's Story Time Theme: Thanksgiving
 FRC
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff  Wellness Center
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Seated Massage  FRC

Thursday, 11/22

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 1 p.m.  Free Thanksgiving Meal  Units 3 & 6 Lounges

Saturday, 11/24

 Time  Event  Location 
 10:30 a.m.  Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs  Lobby
 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free Holiday Meal  Lobby

Join us 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!

Wellness Center Services This Week 

Monday, Nov. 19: Free manicures by appointment from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to pediatric inpatients and their family members.
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Free energy therapy by appointment from 2-3:30 p.m. (Note special time.) Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 24 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free Holiday Meal

Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings, and his wife, Greta, will host a post-Thanksgiving lunch for pediatric patients and family members in the Lobby. Staff is invited to join the meal at 12:30 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, Nov. 20 – 3-5 p.m.
Kyle Rudolph’s Thanksgiving Huddle

Join Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and more of your favorite Minnesota Vikings players for a special meal and party in the Lobby. Meet the players and Viktor the Viking and have your photo taken! Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner, face painting, therapy dog visits, giveaways, and more!

Story Time with a Thanksgiving 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 a Thanksgiving theme. Enjoy some stories and a fun project.

Learn to Knit or Crochet 
Tap into your creative side by learning a relaxing, productive new skill! Our needlework volunteer teaches knitting and crocheting in the Family Resource Center Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Participants receive free knitting needles or crochet hooks, yarn, and a bag in which to keep their supplies.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone Hours Nov. 12-18: 

M, Tu, W, F: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Th: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
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 End Zone due to infection prevention guidelines.

Bark Avenue On Parade!
If you are a dog lover, come see the Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the South Building Lobby. These talented dogs will demonstrate their tricks and put on a little parade. Don’t miss it!

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, Nov. 21 from 1-3 p.m. Sign up for a time in the Resource Center starting Monday, Nov. 19, or call 612-365-2100. Note that appointments are limited and first-come, first served.

Free Dinner for Patients and Families
Please join us for a complimentary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Lobby. The dinner is presented by Care Partners, a division of Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Dinner will be catered by Olive Garden and feature salad, breadsticks, chicken & gnocchi soup, vegetable minestrone, chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, five cheese ziti al forno, fettuccini alfredo, fruit and cookies.

Story Time with a Disney 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 a Disney Theme. Enjoy a variety of Disney stories, color some pictures and make a picture frame.

Enjoy the ‘M’ Technique for Hands
Free ‘M’ Technique for Hands (hand massage) will be offered on a drop-in basis Wednesdays from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and Fridays from 12-2 p.m. in the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. Come enjoy a relaxation technique for hands provided by a hospital volunteer. Treatments last approximately 10 minutes.

Check out the Family Resource Center!
While you are in the hospital, don’t miss out on all the fun distractions available in the Family Resource Center. We have a collection of more than 1500 DVDs, including all the new releases! We also loan out video game systems and games to patients and families. And don’t forget our incredible collection of books for all ages—babies to adults! Stop by to see us in the Children’s Hospital Lobby. We’re open:

M: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tu: 12-8 p.m.
W: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Th: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
F: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.