GALLERY TALK: Artist Willie Cole will participate in a gallery conversation at 10:30 a.m. at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. At 5:30 p.m., Cole will give a lecture titled "Perceptual Engineering" in the Meese Auditorium. Cole is featured in the Schneider Museum's exhibition "Willie Cole: Transformations and Illuminations." Both venues are located in the Center for the Visual Arts, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. See www.sou.edu/sma or call 541-552-6245.
GOOD EATS: Senior Nutrition Services of Jackson and Josephine County puts on a healthful, well-balanced luncheon for seniors from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main St., Talent. Cost is $2.75 for those 60 and older, and $6.75 for everyone else. Call 541-664-6674.
IN THE MOMENT: Community Counseling Center of Ashland will hold a mindfulness practice group from noon to 1 p.m. at 600 Siskiyou Blvd. The group focuses on paying attention to the present moment without judgment. The drop-in group meets weekly, but participants are encouraged to call 541-821-6623 before their first meeting.
HEARTS AND SPADES: Card games for those aged 50 and older are held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.
DUST OFF THAT KINDLE: Grab your library card and learn how to access digital books, audiobooks and other library materials from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
WHAT'S UP WITH THE WATER? The annual meeting of the Bear Creek Watershed Council will include a presentation, "What is the Oregon Integrated Water Resources Strategy and how it may affect you," by Alyssa Mucken of the Oregon Water Resources Department. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon Community Foundation Meeting Room, 818 W. Eighth St., Medford. Call 541-840-1810.
ASHLAND SUFI HEART CIRCLE: Dances of Universal Peace, sacred phrases from world religions and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, are presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is a donation of $10. See www.ashlandsufi.com or call 541-708-0681.
RAISE THE CURTAIN: Ashland High School's fall production of the comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" will start at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, at the school's Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors and students, and $20 reserved. See www.showtix4u.com or call 541-482-8771.