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Marbella Family Fun Daily Newsletter -- October 29, 2010
October 29, 2010

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday October 29, 2010

We send out our Marbella Family Fun newsletter on a weekly basis on Fridays always with the English movie listings.

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* Halloween events on the Costa del Sol

It´s that time of year again and all the kids are excited about Halloween. If you´re looking for something to do this weekend then check out the list we have gathered on parties and fun Halloween events taking place all along the coast. Click here to read more...

* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday October 29 until Thursday November 4. If you would like to receive regular updates on original version movies playing locally, please sign up to our newsletter.

Cinema Gran Marbella:
The Social Network

Fuengirola Miramar:
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
No original movies playing this week.

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* Andalucia nature walk through Las Sierras de Tejeda nature park on Sunday

Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas. This is a great way to discover the nature that exists along the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as well as a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and practice your Spanish.

Today´s walk is in Sedella and Salares. This walk goes through the Nature Park Las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. There will be beautiful views of La Maroma. Click here to read more...

* Original version movies in Marbella and San Pedro

Marbella Town Hall and the Culture and Education delegation has announced that the Area de Cine is organizing a series of movies in their original version subtitled in Spanish starting on October 20 and lasting throughout December. The movies will be playing in both Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara. Click here to read more...

* Learn to speak Spanish

Academia de Idiomas Aguilar is a languge school in San Pedro de Alcantara offering courses in Spanish and English in a friendly setting. The academy is located only 5 minutes from Puerto Banus. Click here to read more...

* Peace Day concert in Marbella

The Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Marbella will be hosting a Peace Day Concert in honor of the UK organization "Peace One Day" on Sunday November 28 starting at 6:00pm. Come out to support local schools and residents for a very peaceful day. Entrance is free, so there is no excuse! It doesn´t matter that International Peace Day was on September 21st, every day is a great day for peace. Click here to read more...

* Disney Live! Mickey´s Music Festival in Malaga

Disney Live Mickey´s Music Festival 2010 in Malaga will be held at Palacio de Deportes "José Mª Martín Carpena" from October 28th to October 31st.

Mickey and his friends are going to shake the world with Disney stars such from the movies the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story. This new Disney tour includes the most popular songs of Disney and combines them with an attractive mix of hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country. It´s all totally irresistible! Click here to read more...

* Holiday on Monday November 1st - Día del Toston

Don´t forget that Monday November 1st is a national holiday in Spain. Many businesses and schools will be closed, so check opening hours before you head out. Click here to read more...

* Daylight Savings on Saturday

Daylight savings is taking place in Spain in the wee hours of Sunday October 31st. Don´t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. So stay in bed an extra hour on Sunday morning and enjoy!

* Triple A charity dinner a success!

We´ve had lots of nice comments on what a fabulous time everyone had at the Triple A charity dinner at Villa Tiberio last night. It sounds like they had a great evening and raised lots of money for animals in need. Good job! Click here to read more...

* Help & advice for expats in Spain

“Probably one of the biggest problems faced by foreigners in Spain is Spanish Bureaucracy … until they discover Costa Advice Bureau!”

At Costa Advice Bureau, we provide impartial, independent and confidential advice in finding solutions to all your problems with Spanish bureaucracy, allowing you and your families to enjoy your permanent or holiday home, here in Spain. Click here to read more...

* ITV in Marbella

Today I had an appointment for my car at the ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos). It is the equivalent of an MOT in the UK or the DMV in the US. I remember the first time I had to go for the ITV inspection and was a bit lost as it is all conducted in Spanish and at the time my Spanish was not very good. I was really nervous and not sure what to expect, so I hope that I can maybe clarify things for you for when you go. Click here to read more...

* CJs Bar Halloween party in Benalmadena

Join the fun at CJs Bar Halloween party in Benalmadena on Sunday October 31st. CJs promises lots of fun for the whole family with a fancy dress party and Trick or Treat extravaganza. The doors open at 7:00pm and the kids fun starts at 8:00pm. There will also be balloon modeling and loads of party games, sweets, prizes, face painting and a magic show from Wizzy Wizard. Prizes will be given to the best dressed child and adult. Click here to read more...

* 1-night trip to Morocco from Marbella

One of our readers asks: "I am looking for a tour that goes from Marbella to Tangier or in morocco but for 2 days and just 1 night. I cannot find a tour company any ideas?"

Lots of dialogue has been taking place this week in our discussion of an overnight tour of Morocco. If you´re considering a trip across the straight of Gibraltar during your stay on the Coast, then you have to read this. Click here to read more...

* Trade day in Marbella

Marbella Town Hall is organizing, in collaboration with the Neighbors Society of La Concha, the inauguration of an open air Trade Day of the Divine Pastor at the Parque de la Represa in Marbella on Saturday October 30 at 12:00pm. Click here to read more...

* Halloween Fair at the Marbella Golf & Country Club

Don´t miss the Halloween Fair at Marbella Golf and Country Club on October 30 and 31 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed with a BBQ, dress up party, Trick or Treat adventure, craft fair, psychic stalls and golf tournament. Click here to read more...

* Classic car rally in Marbella

The classic and sport car club Sur de Europa has elected the Hotel Fuerte Marbella, for the second time in a row, as the venue for the XV edition classic car rally Criterium Sur de Europa, which is taking place from October 29th to 31st. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Mobile Beauty

This week I had another fabulous pedicure by Joanna from Marbella Mobile Beauty. There is nothing more luxurious and indulgent than having a spa treatment at home. Saves time and money too! Click here to read more...

* IKEA Málaga open on November 1

I just noticed that IKEA will be open on Monday November 1st regardless of the Dia de Todos los Santos holiday. IKEA will have its usual opening hours from 10.00 to 22.00 (Restaurant from 09.00 to 21.30)

So if you don´t make it to the cemetery or have to roast chestnuts, get some shopping done on the 1st. FYI, IKEA has already set out Christmas items, so you can plan ahead and get your holiday shopping done too.

* 4x4 rally in Marbella this weekend

If you like 4x4s and like rallies, then you won´t want to miss the 4x4 rally held on Saturday October 30th at 5:30pm at Parque Nagueles in Marbella. There will be a night rally and a drive through Marbella on Saturday. Click here to read more...

* Visitng Chefchaouen from Marbella

Chefchaouen (also known as Chaouen), about an hour or hour and a half drive from Tanger. It´s a tranquil village located in the heart of Morocco's Rif Mountains. It is well known among backpackers who find very affordable accommodation there. Click here to read more...Scroll down to Oct. 28!

* Ecological products on the Costa del Sol

Are more people into buying ecological food products or is it just me? We´ve had a couple of new postings on the site recommending websites that offer internet shopping and delivery on many eco-friendly items from fruit & veg to hand cream & dog food.

I don´t do all my shopping online, but find that for many things it´s easy and convenient. And on top of that I feel really good about eating food that is all natural and hormone and pesticide free. What I recommend to do is order just a couple of things to test out the system and taste the food. If you like it, you will find that you will get into a routine of ordering and eating wholesome biological-friendly food. Click here to read more...

* Charity magic and comedy show in Marbella and Fuengirola

On Saturday 30th October in Marbella and Sunday October 31st in Fuengirola there will be a childrens magic and comedy show to raise funds for AVOI, the volunteer association that helps children with leukemia in the hospital at Materno de Infantil in Malaga. Click here to read more...

* Halloween costume shopping in Marbella

I´ve been asking my kids for weeks what they want to be for Halloween and I only got an answer from one of them today. The reason why it takes so long for them to decide is because so much of it depends on what their friends are going as. I miss the long gone days when my kids planned out their Halloween costume months in advance in anticipation of the great Candy Day. Click here to read more...

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Marbella Family

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