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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 16, 2011
September 16, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 16, 2011

* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday September 16th until Wednesday September 21st.

Cinema Gran Marbella:


Fuengirola Miramar:


Plaza Mayor Malaga:

The Tree of Life
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Super 8
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Planet of the Apes

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Galaxia playcenter End of Summer party

On Friday September 16 Galaxia playcenter in Guadalmina (San Pedro) is having an End of Summer Party. Don´t miss this Tropical themed party with lots of games, face painting, mega slide, special visits from Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a Hawaiian dance from Dora the Explorer! Click here to read more...

* Magnificent Parent Workshops

The kids are back in school and maybe you´ve noticed a change in their behaviour. If it´s not exactly the way you are expecting it to go, why not attend one of the Magnificent Parents Workshops?

These workshops led by Amanda Gachot explain how you can be the parent you always dreamed of using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques.

Start inspiring and motivating your children now! Click here to read more...

* Elliot George foundation charity walk

The Elliot George foundation is organising a fun day our for the whole family on Sunday September 25th. This year they are incorporating a children's sponsored walk into the event. The main event will be taking place at Bar Los Arcos and Benavista Bowling club Benavista on Sunday 25th September. Click here to read more...

* New Laude mum needs uniform

One of our readers just started her children at Laude school and needs a bit of help. She writes, “hi, can anyone help me with uniform year 5 for a girl aged 10, we need a skirt aged 10 or 12 , blazer, tie ,blue cardi and winter pe kit. xx thank you” Please click on the link below if you have any uniforms that you would like to get rid of. Click here to read more...

* Babysitter looking for work

We get loads of postings from babysitters, so there are plenty of people to choose from if you want to go for a night out. The latest posting is from Ashlie, who says, “Ashlie Walker is a qualified Nursery Nurse and experienced babysitting. She is available for evening and weekend childminding from Fuengirola to Estepona for holiday makers and residents alike.”

NOTE: Marbella Family Fun recommends that you always check for references before hiring any child minder. Click here to read more...

* Child seats on airport bus?

One of our readers asks, “Are there child booster-type seats on the Malaga Airport to Marbella transfer bus?”

We don´t think there are any child seats on the bus, but wait till you see what we´ve found as an alternative! ☺ Click here to read more...

Used books

It´s not the first time that one of our readers asks, “I read a lot and I have lots of books in English that I'd like to sell/ exchange. Do you know a place in Marbella area that buys/ allows exchanging used books?”

There are loads of options out there, but if you have somewhere to recommend, please click on the link below and add to the list. Thank you! Click here to read more...

* Navy trousers for sale

In our School Uniform section one of our readers posts, “Aged 12 years. Unworn. Bought wrong size. 17€ in La Canada. You can have two pairs for price of one”

With the cost of uniforms these days it´ot a bad deal, so get in touch if you´re interested! Click here to read more...

* Hostal Plaza San Pedro

Are you on a budget and need a reasonably priced place to stay? Then you may want to consider the Hostal Plaza San Pedro. It´s conveniently located in the heart of San Pedro only a 5 minute drive from Puerto Banus.

If you´ve stayed here before, then please give us your review by clicking on the Comments link at the bottom of the page. Click here to read more...

* Introductory printmaking course in Marbella

The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking) is once again offering a fabulous introductory course in printmaking. This is a class that is open to the public aged 13 and older with classes available morning or evening. Click here to read more...

* Tourism Day in Marbella and San Pedro

The last few summer nights are still here, so head over to the beach tonight to celebrate Moraga Popular (Tourism Day). Espetos (sardines on a spit) and other delicacies will be available for all. Click here to read more...

* Looking for housekeeper

One of our readers asks, “I am looking to hire a housekeeper to work part time Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm to clean our house in San Pedro de Alcantara.”

If you can recommend someone you trust, please click on the link below and add a comment. Click here to read more...

* Workshop on emotional wellness with essential oils

On Saturday September 17th a workshop on emotional wellness with the use of essential oils will be held in Marbella. This workshop is intended to explain how diffusing essential oils or applying them to targeted areas of the body re-establish balance where stress or mental discomfort has disrupted emotional function. Click here to read more...

* Princess Studios offers free classes

Princess Studios Marbella is offering Dance & Performing Arts Classes For Kids & Teens, September 2011. To launch their awesome Autumn classes for kids & teens they are offering FREE taster classes on Saturday September 24. You will find everything from ballet to hip hop to musical theatre. Click here to read more...

* International Theatre Studio charity show

The International Theatre Studio is pleased to announce the annual CHARITY NIGHT SHOW will be held at 6.30pm on Sunday September 18, 2011 at the Parque Torre Leonera in Benahavis. This year the chosen charity is CUDECA and, with your help, they hope to raise a healthy sum to donate to this wonderful cause. Click here to read more...

* Vive Tu Puerto

Vive Tu Puerto Marbella will be held on Saturday, September 17 with live music and different shows for all audiences. The first edition will feature magic shows, juggling and dance for young audiences as well as other"quality" musical performances. Click here to read more...

* Last weekend of Luna Mora Festival

Wow! This is an event you cannot miss. Last weekend our family went to the Luna Mora Festival (it´s offered 2 weekends in a row) and we had such a fabulous time. Tonight and Saturday are the last two nights to see this village illuminated with 20,000 candles. But be sure to read our review before you head out. There are a couple of tips that you need to know. If you´ve been to the festival yourself, we sure would appreciate your commentary, so please click on the link below! Click here to read more...

* Coming soon to La Cañada…

La Cañada shopping center is seeing some pretty big changes in the next few months. Coming soon...Hollister and the Apple Store!

Both stores are announcing openings for November, which is to be expected with the holidays just around the corner.

The Hollister store, an Abercrombie & Fitch brand, gets its inspiration from Souther California. On their website they categorize men and women´s wear using surfer lingo - DUDES and BETTYS.

Hollister already plastered a huge banner on the second floor (planta 1) of the second phase next to Bennetton announcing their big entrance. The Apple Store, on the other hand prefers to be more secretive and only has the entrance to their store boarded up in gray. No announcement, no hints...but we know it´s going to be on the first floor (planta 0) right as you enter the shopping mall. It´s where Habitat used to be.

So start saving up for the holidays, because it´s going to be a big one! Click here to read more...

* Amazon.ES finally launches!

The website has finally launched - 15 years after, but it doesn´t matter. It´s still a great thing. The website promises to have many interesting books, CDs, DVDs and other items in other languages.

I checked myself to see if they had the latest English novel from a series that my daughter is totally into and, YES!, they have it. So, go ahead, and start placing your orders. They should be at your door in no time.

* Costa Lengua

Costa Lengua is a private language service which offers comprehensive courses in both English and Spanish. They offer private tutoring to those who have a genuine interest in learning Spanish or English as a foreign language. Their influence reaches throughout the Costa del Sol and is available to those who wish to take individual one-on-one lessons and those who prefer to learn in a group. Click here to read more...

* Online Library –

We just got this posting in today about, which is an online library for books, toys and DVDs in Spanish and English. No need to buy these things just rent them. We think it´s a brilliant idea!

Click here to

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

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