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Look for HCMC at the following events:

June 2 – Minnesota Stroke Conference, University of Minnesota

June 2 – Sleep Center Reunion at HCMC, Blue Building Courtyard, 5-7:30 pm

June 4 – Hennepin County Health and Safety Fair, North Government Center Plaza, 11 am-1 pm

June 6 – PIO Workshop, Collaboration is Critical, Earl Brown Heritage Center

June 6 – KARE Health Fair Bus at Village Creek Bash and Zumba, Brooklyn Park Clinic, 6-9 pm

June 7 – KARE Health Fair Bus at Stop the Violence, North Broadway Cub Foods

June 8 – KARE Health Fair Bus at Open Streets, Lake and Lyndale, 10 am-4 pm

June 12 – KARE Health Fair Bus at Live of the Drive

June 14 – KARE Health Fair Bus at Juneteenth, North Mississippi Regional Park

June 15 – KARE Health Fair Bus Latino Festival, Saint Paul

June 19 – Louis Kazaglis, MD – 5:30 pm, Shakopee Community Youth Bldg. “Don’t Let Sleep Problems Give You Nightmares” – click here to review flyer.

June 28 and 29 – Twin Cities Pride Festival, KARE Health Fair Bus, Loring Park

June 30 – Steve Rummler Hope Foundation Day at the Twins, Target Field

Healthy Matters

Healthy Matters – WCCO Radio, 830 am Sunday Mornings, 7:30-8:30 am with host Dr. David Hilden

June 8 – Open Lines
June 15 – Ayenew Woubeshet, MD, Cardiologist, New Lipid Guidelines
June 22 – Open Lines
June 29 – Brad Linzie, MD, Biopsies

Ongoing Classes and Events

Information on all classes and events can be found under the events and classes section of

Total Joint Replacement Classes
Patients who are scheduled for a total joint replacement and their families/caregivers are required to take this class to learn about the procedure. Instructors will help patients understand the surgery and healing process and plan for their discharge from the hospital. Interpreters are available but must be arranged in advance.

June 15 – 10-11:30 am

Parkside Professional Center
Suite 506
825 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN

Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is an option for those unable to reduce their weight through drugs or dieting. Bariatric surgery has been proven to be clinically effective. Patients who have weight loss operations generally lose two-thirds of their excess weight within two years, and with proper follow-up, most maintain a substantially lower weight permanently. Free information sessions are held every Friday.

Fridays, 8 am

Hennepin Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
900 S. 8th St., Suite D140
Call 1-888-873-5479 or 612-873-5479 to register.

Bariatric Support Group
After your surgery, our aftercare program and support group are available to aid and support you as you go through the dramatic changes that obesity surgery brings to your body and mind. Call 612-873-5479 for information.

June 10 – 4:30-6:30 pm
Diabetes Center Conference Suite S1.300
First Floor, Shapiro Building

Birth Center Classes

Register for classes online or by phone.

For your convenience, you can register online or by phone. Register early, as class size is limited. We recommend registering at least 6 weeks before the class begins.

Call 612-873-BABY(2229) for more information.

Childbirth Preparation – 6 week series

English (HCMC Classroom BL. 320, 6:30 to 9 pm):
July 8 – August 19 (No July 15)

Childbirth Preparation – Express Class (Saturdays)
May 31, June 21, July 19, August 2 –
English (HCMC Classroom BL.320, 9 am-5 pm)

June 14, July 21, August 16 –
Spanish (HCMC Classroom BL.320, 9 am-5 pm)

Birth Center Tours:

Meet the Midwives
You are invited to come to one of our "meet and greets" to explore our Certified Nurse Midwife practice and meet our midwives. This free session will include a short introduction of each midwife as well as time to mingle and ask questions. Tours of the Birth Center and refreshments will be available. No registration is required.

July 22 – 12:30-1:30 pm
Classroom: Orange Building, 9th Floor, room 9.115

Call 612-873-2203 for information

Breastfeeding and Newborn Care

Cost: $48 (We will bill your insurance for the cost of this class.)

Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
June 7, June 28

Mom and Baby Group
Green Building, 7th Floor, Room 233 (G7.233)

Thursdays, 10:30-12:30
Free, no registration required.

Parking will be validated in the HCMC ramp located off 6th and 7th Streets.

Car Seat Safety
Learn how to keep your baby safe while in the car. Join our certified child passenger safety specialists to learn about the basics of child passenger safety.

Topics include:

  • Basics of child passenger safety.
  • Choosing a car seat.
  • How to properly secure the seat and fit your child into the seat.
  • Changing car seats as your child grows.
  • Minnesota laws related to child passenger safety.

June 11, June 19, June 23 – English
June 18, July 16 – Spanish

All classes are held from 5:30-7 pm in the Blue Building, Lower Level, Room 320

Cost is $57 (Billed to your insurance company.)

Diapering and Baby Carrying Techniques
Attend this fun and interactive class and learn how using cloth diapers can benefit your baby and your planet at the same time. The class includes the theory and practice of baby carrying.

Items covered include:

  • Types of cloth diapers
  • Costs: cloth versus disposables
  • Common questions and possible frustrations of using cloth
  • Reasons for baby carrying
  • Different types of infant carriers
  • Practice with different types of slings, wraps and carriers
  • Discussion of sling, wrap and carrier safety

All classes 6:30-9 pm, Blue Building, Lower Level 320

July 7, October 21
Cost is $35, payable before or at the first class by check, exact cash or money order. Register by calling 612-873-2229 or online at

Big Brother Big Sister
Location: HCMC

Cost: $15 (We will not bill your insurance for this class. Please pay before class with exact cash, check or money order payable to HCMC.)

Saturday, June 14 – 9:00 – 10:30 am

Taking Steps Together - Dando Pasos Juntos

Lifestyle education and physical education program for overweight and obese children. 12-week sessions offered as listed below:

Mondays: 6-8:30 pm
Whittier Park Community Center
425 26th Street West
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Wednesdays: 6-8:30 pm
Windom South Community Center
5843 Wentworth Ave. S.

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group
Second Tuesday of each month
10-11:30 am

HCMC Diabetes Center, Suite S1.300, Shapiro Building
Registered dietitian is present at each meeting.
For more information, call 612-873-6800.

Living with Cancer Support Group
Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer may attend. Interpreters are available but must be scheduled prior to the meeting. Studies have shown that people who attend groups like this have more resources to deal with all aspects of their illness. All of us need someone to talk with at different times. Interpreters can be available but must be scheduled prior to the meeting.

All meetings are on Thursdays: 11 am-noon
Cancer Center Library

June 12 – Breast Cancer
June 26 – All other types of cancer – facilitated by Karen Holdgrafer, LICSW

For more information, call Karen Holdgrafer at 612-873-2256.

For Kids

Timberwolves Crunch Coloring Book Available
It's a little-known historical fact, but Crunch had a close call on the road when he was a pup. Lucky for him, he was in his booster seat.

Download a coloring book that tells his story here.
Illustrations by Scott Rolfs.


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