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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- June 1, 2012
June 01, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday June 1, 2012

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday June 1st until Thursday June 7th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Men In Black 3
21 Jump Street

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Snow White and the Huntsman
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D
Dark Shadows
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Avengers 2D
The Avengers 3D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* International School Estepona summer program

International School Estepona is holding a fun summer camp this year for kids aged 3 to 10 from Monday 2nd July to Friday 27th July. Kids will have fun with sports, art & craft and games in a relaxed atmosphere in both English and Spanish. Click here to read more…

TIP: Payments must be made in advance as soon as possible to allow for staffing arrangements and guarantee your place.

* Swans summer school

Children aged 4 to 10 will love the exciting and varied summer program offered by Swans International School this year. The fun starts Monday July 2 and runs throughout the month of July Mondays to Fridays from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Click here to read more...

TIP: Please note that inscriptions must be made before Friday 15th June.

* La Parisienne Café & Bakery

La Parisienne Café & Bakery is one of the very few places in Marbella where you can find a decent croissant and a fantastic choice of French breakfast and lunch items such as quiche lorraine, roast chicken a la Provençale, steak tartare and mouth watering desserts like dark saffroned chocolate mousse and traditional tarte aux pommes. (I’m getting hungry just writing all this!)

La Parisienne is conveniently located at Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucia and has a fantastic sunny terrace, which is the place to see and be seen. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you are attending the Saturday morning street market, La Parisienne is THE place to grab your breakfast or lunch.

* Oriental Dance Festival

VI Velada de Oriente del Centro Histórico - The Marbella Oriental Dance Festival organized by Sylvia Shazady, kicks off today June 1st and runs until June 3rd. This is an incredible opportunity to see one of the best festivals in oriental dance in Andalucia. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Fair – Feria de San Bernabe

The Marbella Fair starts this Sunday with a couple of “pre-feria” events. Fireworks to inaugurate the fair and free tastings of "churros con chocolate" at la Casa Hermandad Romeros de San Bernabé at 8:30am on Sunday June 3rd, followed by a parade and entertainment at Pinar de Nagüeles. There is also a mass, beach volleyball competition and fishing competition at various locations in the city, so check out the schedule of events to plan your week.

The Feria de San Bernabe is celebrated until June 11th. This is an event that you just cannot miss. Loads of fun! Click here to read more…

TIP: Thursday June 7th is Kids Day when all attractions are 50% off.

* Marbella Luxury Weekend

The Marbella Luxury Weekend kicked off last night at Puerto Banus and the event continues with parades, prizes, music, and eye-popping offers to kick start the summer season in Marbella. Many of the shops in the port will be hosting their own events indoors as well as in the tents placed all along the main promenade. Restaurants will also be participating in the event with special dishes and menus dedicated to passersby. Click here to read more...

* Fun Run/Walk for a Tobacco-free Marbella

The San Pedro Athletic Club, in collaboration with Municipal Social Affairs and Solidarity Marbella, is organizing the VII Fun Run/Walk Tobacco Free Marbella "VII Correcaminata Marbella Sin Tabaco" on Sunday June 3, 2012 starting at 11:00am. Click here to read more...

* Teenagers in San Pedro/Estepona

The subject of teenagers comes up once again when one of our readers asks, ”Hello. I would love some up to date advice on what day and evening activities are good with teenagers this year. I have read some of the older posts which are useful. As far as camps are concerned, there is little for 14-16 year olds which is a pity as mine definitely need to be tired out....Any suggestions welcome! “

We’ve updated our answers and found out which camps are suitable to teens, but would love to have more. If you have teenagers and are looking for a way to spend time with them on the Costa del Sol, check out this post. Or, if you have some suggestions, please tell us! Click here to read more…

* Swans International School uniform

One of our readers is looking to sell Swans school uniforms for girls (shirts, polos and sweaters) at very reasonable prices. Take a look at this post if you’re interested. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out our school uniform exchange, sell or buy forum to find used (but in good condition) uniforms or get rid of old ones.

* V San Pedro Healing Arts Festival

On July 28 and 29 don't miss the V Festival Arte Sano a San Pedro healing arts festival held on the Paseo Maritimo in San Pedro de Alcántara. There will be an extensive program of activities, lectures and free performances for all audiences as well as a kids zone to keep little ones occupied and interested in good health. Click here to read more…

* Restaurant Nueva Campana

We received a glowing review of the new restaurant Nueva Campana in Nueva Andalucia. If you are looking to try something new or will be in this area of Marbella, check it out. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you would like to write your own restaurant review, it’s easy. Just follow the directions here. Our readers will appreciate it.

* Family Fun Charity Day

The Charity Family Fun Day is being held at the Lauro Golf Academy in Alhaurin de la Torre on Sunday June 3rd from 12pm until 5pm. The day will also include a children’s Sports Day, bouncy castles, a junior golf putting competition, beachwear fashion show, Family of Sound music show, donkey rides, tarot reading, a Wildside Forest School workshop, cheerleading demo, Colmenar Craft stall plus a whole range of games and activities for the kids topped with live music from Costa Rock. Click here to read more…

TIP: Alhaurin de la Torre is about a 40 minute ride (near Malaga airport). Alternatively, you could take the country scenic route through the road to Ojen, which is about an hour. But a beautiful ride it will be.

* Tweet Marbella meet up

If you’re into social networking or would just like to get out and meet new people, then why not attend the next TweetMarbella event on Wednesday June 6th at Guey Restaurant in Nueva Andalucia?

TweetMarbella regularly attracts people from all industries, not just technical people. It is a truly multicultural event, with 18 different nationalities regularly attending. Click here to read more…

* The Inspiration, Talent & Creation Showcase

Taking place on Saturday June 9th at The Loft Bar in Calahonda, at 12-30 noon - 5.00pm, The Inspiration, Talent & Creation Showcase will be open to like minded talented and creative people to come together under one roof, writers, authors, poets, artists, spiritual and more. Click here to read more…

* June 11th holiday

Just a reminder that Monday June 11th is a public holiday in Marbella due to the Marbella fair events. Shops, businesses and schools will be closed this day, so make sure you get your shopping and business done by Saturday (shops are closed on Sunday).

TIP: This is a good day to go to the waterparks, such as Aqualand (Torremolinos), Bahia Aquapark (Algeciras) or Parque Aquatico (Mijas). The weather is good and the waterparks are located in areas outside of Marbella, so there there won't be any crowds nor lines.

* The Queen’s Jubilee

Galaxia Playcenter is celebrating the Queen's Jubilee Tuesday June 5th 5pm - 7pm. Free Entrance! Click here to read more…

* Stay vigilant

We had a post on our Facebook wall warning us of an unfortunate incident in La Cañada shopping center. The post snowballed into many other experiences of stolen cars and handbags in other shopping areas on the Costa del Sol. Someone even had their handbag stolen after someone bumped into their car intentionally. So beware and stay vigilant. These are hard times and people are getting desperate. Click here to read more (scroll down to Wednesday May 30)…

* Diabetic camp for kids

A friend was telling me about a camp that her diabetic daughter plans to attend this summer - DiabCamp. She will learn all about proper eating habits, how to inject her own insulin, basic care and get to hang out with other diabetic children. It is the first I have heard of such a camp and there may be some of you out there who are interested. There are several diabetic camps located all throughout Spain and all are conducted in Spanish. Click here to read more…

* Flamenco fusion show

San Pedro de Alcantara will be hosting a passionate evening of flamenco fusion with a show at the Municipal tent on the city fairgrounds where the San Pedro street market is usually held. The event starts at 9:30pm. Tickets are 12 euro (Advance purchased tickets) or 15 euro at the box office. Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at El Corte Ingles.

TIP: Kids under 3 enter free, however the show lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. So get the babysitter for this one.

* No Monday street market in Marbella

The Monday street market usually held in Marbella (Las Albarizas in Marbella center) will be canceled on June 4 and 11 due to the Marbella fair which takes place on the same grounds during this time. Don't confuse this with the Puerto Banus street market, which remains open on Saturdays. The Monday Marbella street market returns to its normal operations on June 18. Click here to read more…

TIP: Find more details about other street markets on the Costa del Sol.

* Another little joke

Here is another joke from a series that will tickle your ribs (in case you missed it on our Facebook wall):

It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children's sermon.

All the children were invited to come forward.

One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she satdown, the minister leaned over and said, 'That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter Dress?'

The little girl replied, directly into the minister's clip-on microphone, 'Yes, and my Mum says it's a bitch to iron.'

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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