Out and About


Out and About: Mike Mansfield’s legacy, Family Snow Day, plunging for Special Olympics

Out and About
Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-24 11:16:00-05

MISSOULA - Brace for the cold this weekend as we take you Out and About.

Friday evening learn about Montana’s Mike Mansfield left enduring marks on our state, the nation, and the world at the Missoula Public Library. The Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center will discuss the Center’s work to honor the Mansfield legacy, and how Montanans can work together to support them. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Head over to the Lolo Pass Visitor's Center for a Family Snow Day on Saturday. Missoula Parks and Rec will lend out snowshoes and cross-country skis. There will also be local avalanche experts to answer all your questions on beacon use, avalanches, and current conditions. Your kids can also meet the search and rescue members that train extensively in the operation of snowmobiles and avalanche rescue response. The free event begins at 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday, join Below Zero Hero as they take the plunge to raise money and awareness for local Special Olympics at the Missoula County Fairgrounds! There will be a DJ, Servin Thyme Food Truck, and lots of fun! You can join the fun and take the plunge or come to cheer them on. The plunge starts at noon.

The 12th Annual Winter BrewFest — featuring beer, cider, wine, food, and entertainment — returns to Missoula's Caras Park from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. The event will feature over 40 microbrews and ciders as well as a wine and mimosa bar. Non-alcoholic drinks for non-drinkers and designated drivers will also be available. The event is free, More information can be found online at www.missouladowntown.com/winter-brewfest, or by contacting the Downtown Missoula Partnership staff at phone (406-543-4238) or by email at info@missouladowntown.com.