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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- January 20, 2012
January 20, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday January 20, 2011

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday January 20th until Thursday January 26th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Jack and Jill
The Descendants

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Iron Lady
The Descendants
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Puss in Boots 3D
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Centro Comercial Vialia Malaga:
The Artist

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Costa All Stars Cheerleaders

Another semester of Costa All Stars Cheerleaders has begun! Costa All Stars Cheerleaders are the only BCA (British Cheerleading association) Squads on the Costa del sol. The head coach is trained to level 4 in Pom dance & Stunting and has over 15 Years dance experience as well as being CRB checked.

Both boys and girls are welcome to get into the cheerleading spirit on Saturday mornings! Click here to read more...

* Galaxia Playcenter

Rain or shine Galaxia playcenter is the place to be with the kids during your holiday, after school or on weekends. This is a great venue for little ones to burn off some energy. With a 1150 square meter play area, 14 slides, mazes, tunnels, a zip wire, air cannons, trampolines, car racing, bowling and much more, there is something to do for all ages.

Galaxia playcenter is gearing up for another year of fun and excitement, so come on down and check it out! Click here to read more...

* Maison Afrique du Sud

Looking for new quality furniture? Take a look at what Maison Afrique du Sud has to offer. They are the premier manufacturers of tailored loose cover sofas and chairs, armchairs, tub chairs, club chairs and ottomans.

With a hint of an African safari you are invited to browse at your leisure and pop in for a coffee. Click here to read more...

* Estepona Youth Theatre

Wow! The Estepona Youth Theatre has had an excellent year not only finishing with a fantastic Christmas production of the Wizard of Oz, but received excellent LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) results with a 100% pass rate.

A new semester is starting this Saturday, so if you have children interested in performing arts, have them try a class. Our daughter has been attending the classes and is thoroughly enjoying them. Join in Drama Tots, LAMDA exam preparation, Musical Theatre, or fun Performance classes! Click here to read more & watch a short video...

* Colegio San Jose

One of our readers needs a bit of school help and asks, ”Any info about Colegio San Jose in San Pedro please. Parent's opinion would be great. Thank you!”

If you have had an experience with this school, please share it with our reader. Choosing a school is so hard to do, so any advice is thoroughly appreciated! Click here to read more...

* The Great Nutrition Company

Whether you are looking for more energy or are trying to lose weight (or both!), consider trying out the "nutraceuticals" offered by The Great Nutrition Company. This true "survival" food provides a full and correct nutritional meal. There are 10 nutritionally perfect meals in one tub and costs only 3.90 euro per meal (including vitamin, mineral and trace element supplement).

These delicious tasting shakes are suitable for vegetarians and for those with food allergies (gluten or lactose intolerant). They also have no cholesterol nor sugars. The Great Nutrition Company products all have a long shelf life that need no special storage conditions and is economical.

The powder mixes with water, is delicious tasting and provides perfect energy for hours on end, which is perfect for the physical energy demand for those who play golf and sports. Children also feel the nutritional benefits that give them the mental stamina and concentration needed in school. Click here to read more...

* Interview with Costa Women

Marbella Family Fun has had the honor of being interviewed (blush, blush) by Costa Women - a wonderful social network community for expat women living in Spain. They offer plenty of information and support for many of us living not only on the Coast, but all over Spain. Join us! Click here to read more...

* Holiday home rental in Tarifa

It’s never too early to think about your next getaway. Tarifa is one of those magical places that you never get bored of, so if you are looking for somewhere to stay there, check out this charming holiday rental for four. Click here to read more…

* Nanny services in Marbella

We have received a couple new postings for nanny and babysitting services on the Costa del Sol. If you are looking for some help, visit our Baby & Toddler forum and scroll down our Child-minding section to find people looking for work.

Marbella Family Fun has not personally tested these services. We recommend you to always check references with any child-minding service you may choose. Click here to read more…

* Vive Tu Puerto

A special edition of Vive Tu Puerto Marbella will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 16.00 - 21.00, with live music, concerts and children's entertainment. The weather is supposed to be nice and sunny, so this is a great chance to get outdoors and have some fun. Click here to read more…

* The Multisports Club

The Multisports Club in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella offers kids after-school activities, weekend sport clubs, holiday camps and so much more. This camp is really flexible with a fantastic pay and play scheme. No commitments, just fun whenever you want.

Keep The Multisports Club in mind when the kids are on half term, Semana Blanca, Easter and for the summer. Perfect for kids who like sports and the outdoors. Click here to read more…

* Blackshaw Art and memorabilia

Who needs to go to London and abroad to find fine pieces of artwork? Check out Blackshaw Art and Central Memorabilia for some really unique pieces. Resident of Marbella, Lee Blackshaw, invites you to visit his gallery in Nueva Andalucia or check out his websites for more details on owning a piece of history. Click here to read more…

* Mobile car valet service

Help! Can anyone recommend a mobile car valet service? This one is fresh off the press and we are waiting for some answers. Please let us know if you have someone you trust and can recommend. Click here to read more…

* Looking for arts and crafts store

One of our readers asks, ”Looking for a really big craft store.? Sewing, ribbons, creative things to make table settings with... Etc...”

We can recommend some smaller shops in Marbella and El Corte Ingles, but still haven’t found a really big one. Have you heard of a big arts and craft store around town? Please answer on our Facebook page for this one if you can. Just scroll down to Thursdays postings. Thanks! Click here to read more…

* The British School of Marbella

The British School of Marbella may have only opened its doors to the public in 2010, but they have loads of experience and a fantastic reputation with their sister schools abroad in the British Schools Group. Offering the English National Curriculum for children aged 2 to 7 years, The British School of Marbella holds high standards and hires only experienced and highly qualified teachers. Though traditional and formal in style, they are also progressive, dynamic and have a modern approach to teaching and learning. Click here to read more…

* Cleaning up and looking after your dog

Marbella Town Hall is going to crack down on dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs. A police force is made to make sure the laws are enforced. Dogs also must be on leads and muzzles on them if they weigh more than 20kg or are a dangerous breed. Fines from 75 euro to 3,000 euro. Don't leave the house without a bag, lead and muzzle! Click here to read more…

* Bellaria opens first shop

Bellaria just opened their first shop in C/ El Azahar, Nueva Andalucia just by Regina's Restaurant behind the Casino. Not only do they have fantastic baked goods, but they are even making (homemade) dog biscuits, organic bread, gluten free treats homemade jams, sandwiches, soups & much more. Free parking & WiFi! Click here to read more…

* San Pedro arts and crafts market

The San Pedro arts & craft market is running on Sundays now throughout the winter. Starts at 11:00am. We don’t think this a huge event, so don’t expect a whole lot, but it is a nice excuse to take a stroll along the beach. Click here to read more…

* Looking for curtain or blind shop

One of our readers asks, ”Anybody know a curtain /blind shop in the San Pedro / Marbella area that stocks some?”

Can you recommend a reliable company? Please answer on our Facebook page for this one if you can. Just scroll down to Thursdays postings. Thanks! Click here to read more…

* Marbella Family Fun wins Business of the Month!

Marbella Family Fun would like to thank Kudo Academies for the flowers and the Business of the Month award. What an honor! In case you missed their posting on our Facebook wall, this is what they had to say:

BIG congratulations to Marbella Family Fun but more importantly Zoriana Benhamou for heading up the online resource that helps not just local people to find out what is happening in Marbella but also their GLOBAL contacts and winning our Business of the Month Award.

Marbella Family Fun supports Kudo Academies, because we have had some amazing experiences and fantastic results with them. So our family recommendations truly come from the heart. We really do believe that this is the best dojo on the coast for children and parents to practice kickboxing, wing chun, tae kwon do, fat loss classes, ju-jitsu & more. If you are interested in joining us, just pop in for a free trial…you won’t be disappointed. Click here to read more…

* Looking for friends and fun in Elviria

We’ve got a new family moving to Marbella, maybe you could offer some advice and friendship? Marina writes on our Facebook wall, ”Good morning! We´re moving to Rosario next week - do you know of any fun local activities organised in the area? Or fun locals that would like to start some up? :-)”

If you would like to get in touch with Marina or have some recommendations, please find her on our Facebook wall. Just scroll down to our Wednesday postings. Thanks! Click here to read more…

* Looking to BUY a villa

Ok, now this is a turn around. It seems like everyone is trying to sell these days, not buy. One of our readers is looking to PURCHASE a home in the Arroyo de la Miel area or surrounding area, so if you have a place up for sale or know of someone who is selling, please get in touch. Click here to read more…

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

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