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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- November 15, 2013
November 15, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday November 15, 2013

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday November 15th until Thursday November 21st.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Blue Jasmine

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Thor: The Dark World
Ender’s Game
Blue Jasmine

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Blue Jasmine
Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World 3D
Ender’s Game
The Butler
About Time

TIP: During holidays, or if you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites. Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Galaxia playcenter

Galaxia playcenter in Guadalmina, San Pedro is a great place to take the little ones to play and meet new kids after school, while on holiday or over the weekend. With over 1150 square meters of slides, tunnels, zip-lines and more, there is something for everyone. Click here to read more…

TIP: This is a fantastic place to have birthday parties with plenty of space to run around!

* Botox clinics in Marbella

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks:

”Can anyone recommend a good, but not overpriced botox Clinic/Doctor on the Costa del Sol? There are so many advertised here but it's important to find a good one, otherwise you can end up looking "strange"”

We have some great reader recommendations for you if you are also looking to get rid of some frown lines. Or, if you have anyone you can recommend, please let us know. Click here to read more…

TIP: Not into botox? Check out alternative ways to stay beautiful in our Beauty guide.

* Secondhand shops

One of our readers is looking for secondhand shops and asks:

”I have just moved to Ronda with my family, and don't want to buy everything new, but maintaining household in UK so need quite a bit of stuff here now, like decent tv, computer monitor, rugs, cookware etc. Stretched myself a bit to come because I think things will be better here during chaos ahead, so maintaining a careful attitude re spending, any ideas most welcome, plus my wife who is brilliant seeks work. A blessing to any environment believe me. Thanks for any input. Carlo”

Check out the great recommendations our readers have come up with and add to our growing list if you have more! Click here to read more…

TIP: How about second hand books? There are quite a few secondhand bookshops in Marbella too.

* Housekeeper needed

One of our readers is visiting Marbella and needs help around the house.

”We need a housekeeper (also good with children) to work for 2 weeks all day (live out). During Christmas holidays. 26 dec 2013 - 4 jan 2014. We live near San Pedro. ”

If you are looking for a bit of extra work over the holidays, contact them asap. Or help out a friend who needs some work and share the link. Click here to read more…

* Mind and body workshop

Learn how your mind and body are connected, how to stay healthy and experience the wonderful healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowls before ending the day with a soothing sound journey. This all day workshop is held on November 30th from 10am to 4:30pm. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out our Calendar of Events for more workshops, holidays and events taking place on the Costa del Sol!

* Zarzuela concert

Following the success of their first concert, Gropo Vocal Lirico have announced their next concert “Excerpts from Zarzuela” to be held on 22nd November at 20:30 hours in the San Pedro de Alcantara Teatro del Ingenio. Click here to read more...

TIP: We love the mobile app Calendapp to find loads of events in Marbella and beyond. Download it on the Apple app store now!

* Mascot costumes

One of our readers needs some help and asks:

”I need to find someone who can make well made mascot costumes (adult size) in Marbella area?”

Are you a seamstress, or know of one? Please help Sirena find what she needs. We are still looking for some good leads. Or share this link with someone who can help. Click here to read more…

* Eating out in Marbella

Discover the most family-friendly Marbella restaurants that will please every member of the family from traditional Spanish cuisine to fast food favorites.

Family restaurants offer high chairs, changing tables, crayons or entertainment for little ones and don't mind the mess. Most of our recommended restaurants offer at least some of these options...if not all. Click here to read more…

TIP: You can find reader recommended restaurants in our Food & Dining Forum.

* Nanny/Housekeeper looking for work

One of our readers is looking for extra work for her nanny for whom she has very nice things to say:

”Our nanny Almira has been working with us the last 3 years, and since our son will be going to school from now on, she would like to offer her services and experience to another family in the morning. She will keep on working with us in the afternoon.”

If you are looking for help around the house and with the kids, contact Frederique or Almira asap. Click here to read more…

* Los Sardinales

Our favorite restaurant critic Morris Bishop checks out Los Sardinales in Marbella and tells us what he thinks.

”It must be eight or so years since we last ate at Sardinales, and then it was a pleasant chiringuito that, at a push, could seat about 60 people. Now it is over 3 times the size, capable of accommodating some 200 diners. Though it changed hands some years ago, the ethos of smiling, pleasant, helpful staff seeking to please, lives on!” Click here to read more…

TIP: If you would also like to submit a restaurant review, please fill out this form. We love to hear about new places on the coast.

* Christmas nativity market

Get into the Christmas spirit early this year and check out the Marbella Christmas nativity market held every weekend from November 15 to December 22, 2013 on plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación in Old Town Marbella. Click here to read more…

* Aloha Christmas bazaar

Aloha College is holding their annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday 30 November at the school in El Angel, Nueva Andalucia, next to Aloha Golf, between 11:00 and 16:00 h.

There are plenty of things for the kids to do while moms and dads, face-painting, Santa’s Grotto, a bouncy castle and of cours a TON of kids. Loads of entertainment for the whole family offering guaranteed fun. Click here to read more…

TIP: Have a Christmas event to share? Tell us about it.

* Team Xtreme

Babak Almoradian from Team Xtreme will sky dive for the 3 Million Club - a humanitarian initiative started by Marbella residents to eradicate child mortality due to malnutrition by 2020. What an awesome goal!

Support businesses that support charitable causes! Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out some of the amazing adventures Team Xtreme can organize for you and your business.

* Christmas and New Years Events

Yes, the holidays are just around the corner and we are updating our Marbella Christmas & New Years Events page. If you have an event share, please tell us about it and we will include it in our Marbella Christmas & New Years Events page and Calendar of events.

* Swans school uniform

One of our readers is selling Swans school uniforms:

”2 white Polo shirts size 12, 2 white Polo shirts size 8.

Darkblue v-neck jumper size 10. PE shorts blue with white size 9/10.

2 white PE t-shirts size 7-8 and 1 size 9-11.

2 white shirts (winter uniform) size 34 and 1 in size 36.”

If you can use these items, contact Madeleine as soon as possible. It’s winter uniform season and parents are scrambling to get uniforms for the kids. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out our School Uniform Forum for more uniforms for sale, to buy, swap or just get rid of for free!

* Bark! Dogathon ’13

Whether you have a dog, or you're just a dog lover, come join the 'bark & beach' dog walk in aid of Triple A animal shelter on Sunday November 24 at 12:00. Enjoy a 30 to 40 minute walk, suitable for dogs & people of all ages, sizes & fitness levels. Click here to read more…

* Inexpensive Marbella hotel

One of our readers needs hotel recommendations and asks:

”Could anyone recommend a nice local hotel with nice facilities and nice view (and not to expensive) for december/christmas?”

We have some fantastic options for you from our active readers, so check it out if you are also coming down for the holidays. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the Marbella Accommodations Guide for more options.

* Removals company

One of our readers is moving and needs a recommendation:

”Does anyone knows a freight company to move my furniture's from Marbella to london, please if you recommend anyone ?”

We have had this question before and got some great answers. Or, if you have someone you can recommend, please add to our growing list. The more options we have, the better! Click here to read more…

* MFF Facebook and Twitter pages

We have loads of information that we love to share, but it is hard to include it all in a newsletter. Be sure to check out the website blog as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for even more information on the life in Marbella and the Costa del Sol.

Our active followers on Twitter and Facebook are very good resources when you have questions or need a bit of help. We love them! Like our Facebook page and share it with your friends and family. Click here to read more…

* Calasanz Woman hair salon

Calasanz Woman salon is offering a very exclusive treatment by Kerastase VIP Rituals. This luxurious capillary treatment gives the most magical results and care for your hair than ever before.

Take home a post-salon at home care system after your treatment when you mention Marbella Family Fun. Free with any hair treatment. Limited time offer until supply lasts. Click here to read more…

TIP: Calasanz Woman is a member of the 3 Million Club to eradicate child mortality due to malnutrition by 2020. Support businesses that support charitable causes!

* Marbella Old Town Outlet Day

November 14 and 15 hit Old Town Marbella for the II Outlet del Casco Antiguo where you will find stores preparing for the holidays and offering liquidation on stock at 10 euro. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the Marbella Shopping Guide for more shopping venues on the Costa del Sol!

* Marbella Ruta de la Tapa

Marbella Ruta de la Tapa (tapas festival) in Marbella and San Pedro starts November 14 and runs until November 17. This is a great chance to taste a variety of tapas from over 60 different participating restaurants. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the reader recommended tapas bars in Marbella!

* Marbella gynecologist

One of our readers needs a medical recommendation and asks:

”I am looking for recommendations for a good gynecologist in the Marbella/San Pedro area. English or Spanish speaking.”

If you are happy with someone you are seeing, please tell us about it. If you are also looking for a local gynecologist, check out some of the recommendations we have so far. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are delivering on the Costa del Sol any time in the future, you must read this forum on Costa del Sol birth experiences!

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote your business. Contact us if you would like to meet up or have any questions: 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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

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