Little Ducks Club for parents and toddlers: stories, singing, crafting and playing, with free snacks for children.  All welcome. 9.30-11am every Tuesday, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church (meet in Chapel in Undercroft Cafe), 13 George Street. For more information call Angela Grant on 0131 225 3847.

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Edinburgh Inter-Faith Assocation (EIFA) Annual Lecture on Gandhi Day: a talk by author and historian Anthony Copley Afghan Peace Volunteers will join the meeting via Skype, the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson will deliver a speech, there will be a Q & A session, and local musicians will perform. A reception will follow hosted by the Lord Provost. 6-8.30pm, City Chambers, 253 High Street. Free places should be booked via eventbrite‘There are many causes that I am prepared to die for, but no causes I am prepared to kill for.‘ Mahatma Gandhi.

American Impressionists in the Garden: garden historian Caroline Holmes will explore European gardens painted by Sargent in France, Italy and England, together with those by Hassam, Cassatt, Chase, Freiseke and the American colony at Giverny. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound.  Free and unticketed.

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Prospects of Climate Justice: Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on International Development. Prospects of international agreement on limiting climate change depend on COP talks in Paris in 2015. Will they succeed? Will the poorest people and nations be protected? And what can Scotland do to aid success? This event is open to the public through pre-registration. 5.30-7pm, Scottish Parliament, Horses Wynd. Email sarah.boyack.msp@scottish.parliament.uk or info@ewjf.org.uk to register. Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

Air Pollution and Heart Attacks: Our Changing World lecture by Professor David Newby. Air pollution is one of the leading causes of heart attacks and death worldwide. Prof Newby will discuss the size of the problem, the scientific evidence and ways to reduce the risks. 6-8pm, Appleton Tower (Lecture Theatre 4), University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton Street. Free tickets should be booked via eventbrite.

John Hunt’s After Work Blues: acoustic/electric blues by singer/guitarist John Hunt with his amazing hand-built guitars. ‘Gritty, funky boogie-woogie from a master of blues slide-guitar‘ (Evening News) 6.30-8.30pm, The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street. Free entry before 8pm.

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eBook surgery: get help with downloading free eBooks, emagazines and audiobooks. 2-3.30pm, Central Library, George IV Bridge. No appointment necessary.

Cafe Ceilidh: a friendly session concentrating mostly on Scottish traditional or more modern songs and tunes, but appreciative of other songs, music and poetry too. Hosted by members of Linten Adie, a group which grew out of Scots Music Group’s daytime singing classes and now meets at St Bride’s. Singers and musicians from Scots Music Group and non-members who would like to perform or just enjoy listening all welcome.  A confidence builder for those who are new to performing and fun for the more experienced. For more information contact Mary on 01573 223515 or email mary.m.watt@gmail.com. 1.30-3.30pm, St Bride’s Community Centre, Orwell Road. Free.

Life in Progress: Image Theatre. An exciting introduction to Image Theatre and the work of Brazilian director Augusto Boal. Explore the themes of discrimination and stigma using a variety of fun drama techniques. Includes a showcase of work-in-progress from LGBT Health and Wellbeing Drama Group. 4-8pm, South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street. Free but booking required: email emily@health-in-mind.org.uk.  Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2014.

Lunchtime Concert: Uli Fenner (violin), Robin Mason (cello) and Peter Evans (piano) perform Schubert’s Piano Trio in B flat D898. 1.10pm, Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, University of Edinburgh. Free.