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Published On: Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 at 6:50am

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Recitals for Wrigglers Christmas Concert: a free classical concert for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers. 10.30am, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive. Please ask a member of library staff to book your place(s), or call the library on 0131 529 5244.

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

North Edinburgh Grows Christmas Tree Lights Switch On: North Edinburgh Arts Artist in Residence Natalie Taylor will be creating a Christmas tree sculpture on Monday and Tuesday – come along on either or both days to add a piece to the tree, then come back on Friday to see the lights being switched on! 11am-1pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court. (Lights will be switched on at 3.45pm on Friday, when refreshments will also be served). For more information call 0131 315 2151.

Bookbug: rhymes and songs for very young children. 10.30-11am, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan. Free: also at 2.30pm on Saturday 20th December.

Music Among The Trees: Chapter House Ensemble. Shane Brogan on accordion and John Pfaff on piano entertain visitors to the Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival. 12 noon-1pm, Sanctuary, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street. Free: all welcome.

Christmas Bookbug Rhymetime! For children under 3 years. 10.30-11am and 11.30am-12 noon, Morningside Library, 184 Morningside Road. There will be no Bookbug on 23rd or 30th December – back as usual on 6th January 2015.

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Baby Cafe: this week The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be brought to life in a theatrical story! For babies and children aged 0-4 and their grown-ups. 11am, Granton Library, Wardieburn Terrace.

Music Among The Trees: Recorder Group. Talented local recorder players bring harmony and variety to entertain visitors to the Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival. 2-3pm, Sanctuary, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street. Free: all welcome.

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SICSA Christmas Cyber Security Public Lecture 2014: the Christmas Cyber Security Lectures are a series of lectures across the country, primarily for High School students. With up to 5 talks from leading industry figures, Police Scotland and academics, the sessions provide a fun and varied  introduction to the challenges we face as we move towards the internet of things and a light hearted approach to promoting cyber security and highlighting opportunities in this field. For the first time ever, in addition to two school sessions in the morning, Napier is hosting a public lecture in the afternoon. Speakers include James Lyne (Sophos) on The Future of Hacking, Edinburgh Napier  on Digital Shadows – the footprint of a real crime, Cybersecuritychallenge on UK: DETONATE! and Police Scotland. This event will be of interest to all, so please come along with your colleagues and/or your children (over 14). 2.30-4.30pm, Riady Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road. Free tickets should be booked via eventbrite.

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Oasis Community Carol Service: all welcome – coffee, tea and mince pies served after the service. 12.45pm, St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road. Organised by Oasis, Business Matters and WPCS. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Fresh Start.

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Retro Gaming Night: still trying to crack your top time of Super Mario Bros? A geeky night of retro and console games. 6-11.45pm, The Counting House Bar, 36 West Nicolson Street. Free entry.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Christmas with the Choral. The Choral performs A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten: conductor Michael Bawtree, organist Morley Whitehead. 7.30pm, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street.

Festive Fitness: come and try zumba, belly dancing, hula-hooping and line dancing, followed by festive nibbles. Children welcome – for ages 2-99! 6.30-8.30pm, North Merchiston Club, 48 Watson Crescent. Suggested donation £5, all proceeds to the Club. To book call 0131 622 1757 or email info@northmerchiston.co.uk.

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About the Author

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Rosemary Kaye used to be a lawyer in Aberdeen, but has now given all that up and instead justifies her jolly life in Edinburgh by writing about it. She is very fond of going out for tea and stickies, or staying in and reading the unparalleled novels of Barbara Pym.

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