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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, 9/16

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Manicures (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center
 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  MN United and Punch Pizza Lunch  Lobby

Tuesday, 9/17

 Time  Event  Location 
 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Rooms 950 & 952 East Building
 2 to 5 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Wednesday, 9/18

 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
 12 to 3 p.m.  Bart Buch Puppetry  End Zone
 1 to 2 p.m.  Free Acupoint for Family Members/Staff  Wellness Center
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Seated Massage  FRC

Thursday, 9/19

 Time  Event  Location 
 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Open Art Therapy Studio  End Zone
 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free Brunch for Patients and Families  Lobby
 12 to 3 p.m.  Needlework Circle  FRC
 12:30 to 12:50 p.m.  Catholic Mass  Quinn Seymour Chapel
 1 to 4 p.m.  Free Table Massage (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Friday, 9/20

 Time  Event  Location 
 1 to 3 p.m.  Free Popcorn Day  FRC
 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Free Energy Therapy (Call 612-365-2100)  Wellness Center

Wellness Center Services This Week

Monday, 9/16: Free manicures by appointment for patients and family members from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, 9/17: Free energy therapy by appointment from 2- 5 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Wednesday, 9/18: Free acupoint for family members and staff from 1-2 p.m. Drop in.
Thursday, 9/19: Free table massage by appointment from 1-4 p.m. Open to children’s hospital family members age 18+ only.
Friday, 9/20: Free energy therapy by appointment from 3:30-6:30 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, and features a 24/7 fitness area for adult family members of pediatric inpatients.

Minnesota United and Punch Pizza Lunch!

This September Children’s Cancer Research Fund is teaming up with Minnesota United in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Monday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. CCRF will sponsor a lunch in the lobby for patients and families, with pizza provided by Punch Pizza. Come meet Minnesota United players, hang out with mascots and check out some complimentary giveaways. We look forward to seeing you then!

Free Brunch for Patients and Families 

Our friends from Super Clean will sponsor a free brunch for patients and families on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Stroll on down to the Lobby for delicious food from Tony’s Diner!

Tune in to ZTV!
The Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio is doing live programming! Tune in to Channel 12 on your hospital TV throughout the week to see what’s happening in the studio and for regularly scheduled programming.

This week’s schedule:
M-F at 9:30 a.m.: Morning News.
Find out what’s happening in the hospital!
Monday, 9/16: 11 a.m., Yoga. 1:30 p.m., Yam House Live
from ZTV
Tuesday, 9/17: 11 a.m., Shadow Puppets with Bob
Stromberg. 1:30 p.m., Art Therapy
Wednesday, 9/18: 1:30 p.m., Trivia
Thursday, 9/19: 11 a.m., Story Telling with Auntie Beverly.
1:30 p.m., Bingo
Friday, 9/20: 11 a.m., Yoga

Weekly Catholic Mass Offered 
A weekly Catholic Mass will be available in the Quinn Seymour Chapel, Lobby Level, Children’s Hospital each Thursday afternoon from 12:30-12:50 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Join us at Family Coffee! 
Stop by Family Coffee Hour each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Family Resource Center. Coffee, juice, pastries, fruit, and cheese and crackers are served. Sit for a bit and enjoy the conversation. All family members of pediatric patients are welcome.

Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone:

Hours Sept. 16-22
M-F: 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Sa, Su: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, 9/18: 12-3 p.m.
Bart Buch Puppetry
Mask and puppetry artist Bart Buch will teach a workshop. Bart helps develop self-confidence in individuals through expression and growth of specific gifts or talents.

Thursday, 9/19: 10-11:30 a.m.
Open Art Therapy Studio
Open Studio is a time to explore the creative process, play with materials and get to know others just like you. Set an intention, work with a variety of provided materials (or bring your own). Open Art Therapy Studio is for everyone of all ages and art abilities. Children 12 and under must attend with an adult. Led by Art Therapist Melissa Turgeon, ATR-BC.

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, and flu restrictions also apply.

Family Resource Center Programs This Week

Wednesday, 9/18: 10-11 a.m., Family Coffee Hour and Children’s Story Time. Enjoy coffee and pastries provided by Caribou, plus cheese and crackers, fruit, and juice. Kids can hear a story while adults relax at coffee hour.
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Free “M Technique” Hand Massage. This technique for hands is provided by a hospital volunteer on a drop-in basis.
1-3 p.m.: Free Seated Massage. Family members of pediatric patients are invited to enjoy a free, 15-minute seated massage in the Family Resource Center. Sign up for a time in the Resource Center starting Monday, Sept. 16, or call 612-365-2100. Note that appointments are limited and first-come, first served.
Thursday, 9/19: Learn to knit or crochet at Needlework Circle from 12-3 p.m. Free supplies!
Friday, 9/20, 1-3 p.m.: Free Popcorn Day! Come to the Family Resource Center for a cute little bag of freshly-popped

The Family Resource Center is located in the Lobby. Hours are M, W, F, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tu, Th, 12-8 pm.