That annual southern Oregon ode to spring known as the Screamin' Tele Lizard Classic takes place at Mt. Ashland resort March 15. The giant slalom race for free-spirited free-heelers is a popular diversion, what with most of the contestants decked in sometimes outrageous costumes (which is highly encouraged). Registration fees are $27 (pre-race day) and $32 (day-of) and includes commemorative T-shirt. There also will be specially discounted lift tickets available for competitors. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics. Check out for details and registration information.