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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, 3/19

 Time  Event  Location
 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   
 Free Manicures (by appointment)   Wellness Center

Tuesday, 3/20

 Time  Event  Location
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff   Rooms 950 & 952 East Bldg.  
 Noon to 3 p.m. 
 Love Your Melon Hat Giveaway and Pizza  End Zone
 Noon to 3 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (by appointment)
 Wellness Center

Wednesday, 3/21

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.  Kids' Story Time Theme: Llama Llama  FRC
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Free Drop-In Hand Massage  FRC
 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff
 Wellness Center
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Seated Massage  FRC
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.   End Zone Craft of the Day  End Zone

Thursday, 3/22

 Time  Event  Location 
 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.   Superhero Day!   Lobby Level Locations 

Friday, 3/23

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

Saturday, 3/24

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

Enjoy the 'M' Technique for Hands

Free ‘M’ Technique for Hands (hand massage) will be offered on a drop-in basis Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Family Resource Center. Come enjoy a relaxation technique for hands.

End Zone Expanding Hours this Week

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone, located on the lobby level, is a therapeutic play space for pediatric patients, siblings, and families to enjoy. Check the Family Newsletter each week for open hours and scheduled events! Children 16 and under must have a parent or caregiver present to use the space. Reminder: Flu restrictions are in place and patients and families in isolation cannot be permitted into the space due to infection prevention guidelines. 

Hours, Week of March 19:
Monday: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday: 12-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 12-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED for Superhero Day
Friday: 12-3 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12-3 p.m.

Love Your Melon Hat Giveaway and Pizza  

Love Your Melon will visit Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone on Tuesday, March 20 from 12-3 p.m. They’ll have hats to give away and pizza for patients and family members. Patients/families who are on isolation precautions or unable to attend may receive a bedside visit from Love Your Melon. Call 612-365-8919 to arrange a visit.

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, March 19: Free manicures by appointment from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to hospital inpatients and family members.
Tuesday, March 20: Free energy therapy by appointment from 12-3 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, March 21: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1:30-2:30 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. It also offers a 24/7 workout space for adult family members of pediatric inpatients.

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

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 Llama Llama 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 Llama Llama theme! Hear Llama Llama stories and make a Llama Llama card.

End Zone Craft of the Day

As a warm-up for Superhero Day join our friends from Haworth Media + Marketing in the End Zone on Wednesday, March 21 to make a superhero craft. The fun goes from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and patients and family members are invited (please observe isolation precautions).

Free Popcorn Day

Celebrate Friday with a cute little bag of freshly-popped popcorn! It’s free! Come to the Family Resource Center in the South Building Lobby from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

Superhero Day

Join in a fun hospital tradition by attending Superhero Day on Thursday, March 22 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Patients, families and staff are encouraged to wear their best Superhero attire and celebrate the day.


1:30-2:30 p.m.: Superhero Bingo will be broadcast on Channel 5 on South Building patient room TVs and will be LIVE in the Wilf Family Center Auditorium. Play for amazing prizes!
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Superhero Party in the Lobby!
-Decorate a Superhero Mask and Cape
-Sing and dance with the Road Crew
-Pictures in the Superhero Photo Booth
-Face painting and caricatures
-Meet Superheroes and local mascots
-Fuel up with food provided by Chili’s

Bark Avenue on Parade

If you are a dog lover, come see the Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs on Saturday, March 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!
If you are a dog lover, come see the Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs on Saturday, March 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!