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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday October 19, 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 October 19th until Thursday October 25th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
The Marbella cinema has not updated their movie listing at time of publication. We will update our website as soon as we can. Check the English movie listing (bookmark it!) for the latest updates.

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Impossible
Paranormal Activity 4
Coming November 16th: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Total Recall
Magic Mike
The Impossible
Coming November 16th: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Holiday in San Pedro & Marbella

The San Pedro Fair is celebrated all week, however most local schools and businesses (but not all!) take the day off to celebrate the Patron Saint of San Pedro. This is a time when the city dresses itself up with lights, fireworks, song and dance and is a great opportunity to mix with the locals and immerse yourself in the Spanish culture. Businesses return to normal working hours on Sarturday. Click here to read more…

TIP: Today El Corte Inglés and La Cañada shopping centers will be closed.

* Maison Afrique du Sud

What to do on a rainy day? Go shopping! Maison Afrique du Sud has a new collection that you must see. Beautiful pieces of artwork, sculptures, sofas (with removable covers!) and other quality furnishings from South Africa. Their designs are for the discerning who love comfort, understand traditional quality and dislike mass production. Click here to read more...

TIP: Pop in just for a browse, a coffee and chat with the staff. They’re so nice!

* Swans International School

Earlier this week Swans International School's year 11 students completed a successful day’s fieldwork in Marbella. A variety of human and physical aspects of the IGCSE Geography course were covered, which will help prepare them for their final exams in May 2013.

Swans combines strong values and tradition with innovative teaching and modern technology. The School offers the British curriculum to GCSE, International Baccalaureate at Key Stage 5 and the statutory Spanish Primary and Secondary curriculum. Click here to read more...

TIP: Half term runs from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November

* QI Sport

Still looking for a good gym? Try out QI Sport in Vasari near Puerto Banus. They are having a special offer:

3 months for 2 people = €300

7 months for 2 people = €600

12 months for 2 people = €800

This is a fantastic deal that is hard to find and is certainly appreciated during crisis time. Click here to read more...

TIP: QI is conveniently located near Puerto Banus and offers a wide variety of classes with some of the most popular and professional instructors in Marbella.

* San Pedro Fair

The Feria de San Pedro de Alcantara, or the San Pedro fair, is still running this weekend, despite the possibility of rain. The fair ends on Sunday October 21, so if you are planning to go, it’s your last chance. A must see when visiting Marbella. Fun for the whole family. Click here to read more...

* Laude San Pedro International School

Laude San Pedro International College is one of the few educational institutions on the Costa del Sol that offers both the English National Curriculum and the Spanish Bachillerato to children aged 2 to 18. Being one of the newer schools on the coast, Laude offers excellent facilities as well as a psychology and special needs unit.

Many students are attracted to Laude not only for its high standards in academics, but also for alternative education such as in food technology and fashion in secondary. If you are looking for a school on the Costa del Sol, Laude San Pedro is worth investigating. Click here to read more…

TIP: Half term runs from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November

* Marbella attractions

Many schools both locally and abroad are approaching their half term holidays, so you may be asking yourself, “What am I going to do with the kids?”. There are plenty of things to do in Marbella, even off season. Yes, waterparks are closed, but so many other attractions (both paid and free) are still available and open.

If you have an attraction that you would like to recommend or an experience that you would like to share, please tell us about it! Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Click the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page for more links on What to Do in Marbella.

* Princess Studios

Princess Studios is open today despite the local holiday. Classes for adults today include 11:00 Burn & Firm and 12:00 Booiaka.

There are loads of other classes for both adults and children from Ballet, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Irish Dancing & ZumbAtomic to Legs, Bums & Tums, Pole Fitness, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Booiaka & Belly Dancing. Both parents and kids will get fit while having fun at the same time! No better combination that that. Click here to read more…

TIP: Princess Studios is conveniently located in Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucia.

* Marbella Halloween Events

Our Halloween events page is growing, so take a look at what there is to see and do with the kids for a bit of spooky Halloween fun.

If you know of a Halloween event taking place on the Costa del Sol tell us about it! We will include it in our Halloween Events page. Click here to read more…

* Halloween costumes and decorations

If you haven’t yet decorated the house or bought your childrens’ Halloween costumes, it’s time to start cracking. There are plenty of places to find fancy dress items, decorations, candy and other memorabilia around town. Check out this page to get some ideas on where to go.

If you know of other places to pick up Halloween stuff, tell us about it! Just add a comment at the bottom of the page. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out this story of Halloween costume shopping. Maybe you will learn something. Or maybe you can add to it!

* Trick or Treating

Although Halloween is celebrated more and more throughout Spain with mainly private parties at home or in public venues, trick or treating still hasn’t taken hold, so we don't recommend knocking on strangers' doors. But sometimes kids are just stubborn and still want to knock on doors and beg for candy. So, what do you do? Click here to read more…

* Disney Live! show in Malaga

Disney Live! La Magia de Mickey is now playing in Malaga until Sunday October 21 at the Palacio de Deportes "Jose Maria Martin Carpena". Disney friends join professional magicians to present the magic from legendary Disney films right before your very eyes. Click here to read more…

TIP: Combine this trip with a visit to the city of Malaga or a trip to the Popular Art museum or the Picasso Museum.

* Rainy day activities

It is scheduled to rain this weekend (doesn’t it rain during the San Pedro fair every year?), but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and have fun. Check out our list of rainy day activities to see where you can go with the kids, burn some energy and maybe learn a thing or two. Click here to read more…

TIP: Got a rainy day activity or experience you would like to share? Tell us about it!

* Russian community

One of our readers is trying to get in touch with the Russian community and asks, ”Is there a russian community organisation in marbella..... any contacts ?”

We’ve got a couple of answers for you if you are also looking to join this community. Or, if know of any groups not on our list, please add a comment. Click here to read more…

* Laude school uniforms to give away

Up for grabs! "Anyone looking for second-hand Laude uniforms? If so call me Edna 673784145. I have all sorts of uniforms in good Condition ,Junior and secondary all girls . I have one or two boys sort aged 3-4 . Many thanks "

If you have any uniforms to get rid of or if you are looking for a winter school uniform, post it in our School Uniform forum. We will let the troops know and be sure to include it in our next newsletter too. Click here to read more…

* Free TaeKwonDo classes

TaeKwonDo classes are held on Wednesday and Fridays at 5:15-6:15 at MGM Gym. Classes are from the age of 6+ FREE. And students above the age of 16 must have Gym membership. Poomsae and Sparring WTF (light to medium contact). To sign up or to set up a free introduction class call Justin at +34 666 756 692. Click here to read more…

TIP: Did we say FREE Taekwondo classes? Yes, we did. I guess, there is no better deal in town for your kids after school activities.

* Flamenco in Malaga

Fourth Cycle of Flamenco at the Picasso Museum: Malacitos

For the fourth year in a row, the Picasso Museum brings a series of Flamenco Presentations, not only the music but an intimate way to know this art, from within. In Malacitos today, a group of young local artists brings to the stage what Picasso's local paintings evoke. Tickets only 6€. October 19th 9 pm. Click here to read more…

TIP: More details about the Picasso Museum in Malaga.

* Carpet Cleaner

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, ” Can anyone recommend a good carpet cleaner? “

We’ve got one recommendation, but if you have someone you would like to share with our readers, please add to the list by leaving a comment. Click here to read more…

* La Sala restaurant

We recently received a nice review for La Sala restaurant in Nueva Andalucia from our favorite and most active restaurant critic Morris Bishop. He gives a detailed review of his experience that I am sure you will appreciate. If you would like to say something about La Sala, please add a comment! Click here to read more…

TIP: If you like La Sala, you will be happy to know they have opened a new branch in San Pedro. Check out our Facebook page to see a photo and our fan comments (scroll to October 11).

* Looking for work?

Dwayne Claridge asks, "Hi, do you know anyone that is looking for sales positions as we have vacancies in Marbella? This is in essence telephone selling for openers and closers. Hours 12:30-8:00 mon-fri. Feel free to call for more information or to arrange a meeting."

Go to our Facebook page (scroll to October 13) to find more details and get in touch with Dwayne. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you don’t have Facebook, reply to this newsletter with your email address and we will get you more details.

* Family looking for housekeeper

One of our readers posted on our job board, "Our young family is looking for a young live-out housekeeper to take care of our house in Marbella..."

If you are interested in this position or know of someone who is, find more details on our site or share this link. Click here to read more…

TIP: We have a couple of new entries on our Marbella Job Board, so check it out if you are looking for work or have work to offer.

* Family friend Benahavis restaurants

One of our readers is looking for restaurant recommendations and asks, "Wondered if anybody might have any good, child friendly dinner suggestions in Benahavis? I've heard it's the dining capital of the region, so we'd like to give it a try.... Any thoughts/suggestions?"

We got a fantastic response from this question, so take a look at this page for some great recommendations. Or, if you have a favorite restaurant that is not on our list, or an experience to share, please add your comments. Click here to read more…

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

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