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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.

Tuesday, 1/15

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 11 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members and Staff  Rooms 950 and 952 East Building
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Wednesday, 1/16

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11 a.m.  Family Coffee Hour  FRC
 10 to 11 a.m.
 Kid's Story Time   FRC
 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Free Drop-In Hand Massage  FRC
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members & Staff  Wellness Center
 1 to 3 p.m.  Seated Massage  FRC

Thursday, 1/17

 Time  Event  Location 
 12 to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC
 2 to 3 p.m.  Bantu Healing Drums  Auditorium
 3 to 6 p.m.  Free Table Massage (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Friday, 1/18

 Time  Event  Location 
 1 to 3 p.m.  A Party with Star  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!

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 the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. Enjoy a relaxation technique for hands provided by a hospital volunteer. Treatments last approximately 10 minutes.

Sibshops Sibling Support Program
Children from kindergarten through age 12 are invited to attend the monthly Sibshops peer support program for siblings of children with health care needs. The Child-Family Life staff will offer this program on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the hospital. Contact Child-Family Life at 612-273-3124 or go online to to pre-register. Sibshops is sponsored by Care Partners, a program of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

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

Needlework Circle
Now that colder weather is here, learn a fun and cozy indoor activity at Needlework Circle in the Family Resource Center. A volunteer teaches knitting and crocheting each Thursday from 12-3 p.m. Participants receive free yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks, and a bag in which to keep their supplies.

Bantu Healing Drums –Come Join Us!
Patients and families are welcome to join us for a Bantu healing drum circle on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2-3 p.m. in the Wilf Family Center Auditorium. Celebrate the sound of drums and healing facilitated by Mame Samba Fall, executive director of the Multicultural Kids Network. There will be drums and instruments from all over the world. Participants will play various drums and percussion instruments and will be able to explore creative and healing rhythms.

A Party with Star
The Order of the Eastern Star invites patients and families to “A Party with Star” on Friday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m. Come to the lobby and paint a snowflake sun catcher, get a temporary tattoo, play bingo and enjoy some snacks.

Wellness Center Services This Week 
Tuesday, Jan. 15: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3-6 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, Jan. 16: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in. 
Thursday, Jan. 17: Free table massages by appointment from 3-6 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.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone Hours Jan. 14-20: 

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 End Zone due to infection prevention guidelines.

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, W, F: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tu, Th: 12-8 p.m.