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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 21, 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 September 21st until Thursday September 27th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Total Recall

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Total Recall
To Rome With Love

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Total Recall
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D
The Pirates

Click here to find movie times and locations...

TIP: 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.

* British School of Marbella

Last week The British School of Marbella had a flying start to the term with a visit from falconers Susanna Armstrong and Jorge Quirós who gave a wonderful demonstration on their birds of prey to the children.

Located in the heart of Marbella, The British School of Marbella follows the English National Curriculum and accepts students aged 2 to 7. Click here to read more…

* Maison Afrique du Sud

FYI. Maison Afrique du Sud received a new collection of furniture, artwork and loads of beautiful pieces from South Africa earlier this month. If you're looking for that pefect fluffy sofa (with removable covers!) or that touch of elegance for your home, stop into their showroom located just off the Golden Mile in front of the Marbella Club Hotel. They'll treat you like royalty there. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Montessori School

Marbella Montessori School offers the British Early Years Curriculum and the Montessori Method of Education for children aged three months to six years. Yep, you heard it. From 3 months old!

They also have cookery, music and yoga classes. How cool is that for little ones? Click here to read more...

TIP: Watch the video clip to get an idea of what the Montessori method is.

* Marbella Youth Theatre

The Marbella Youth Theatre kicked off a new season last Saturday with classes in drama, LAMDA (London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts) exam preparation, and musical theatre for children aged 3 to 18.

All classes are taught by Julie - a qualified drama teacher from the UK who has been preparing students for the LAMDA exams and teaching for the last 10 years. My daughter has been attending these classes for the last year and not only loves them, but passed her LAMDA exams with flying colors. Highly recommended! Click here to read more…

TIP: For those of you who have kids in Aloha College, the Marbella Youth Theatre is conveniently located near this campus. First class is FREE for everyone!

* La Fishita restaurant

Go to La Fishita for amazing fish and chips as well as traditional Spanish favorites. We have recently been receiving some great reviews for this family friendly restaurant, so it’s really worth checking out. La Fishita has a lovely patio and easy parking. Located in Nueva Andalucia next to the casino, so you can always find parking. Recommended! Click here to read more...

* Tarifa holiday rental

I have been looking into spending a weekend in Tarifa, because September and October are beautiful months to spend there. Prices have come down and the crowds have thinned out. Tarifa is definitely a must see when visiting Marbella. Casa la Luz has some great deals now that we are off season. Check it out if you're also looking for somewhere to stay in Tarifa. Just don't book my weekend! Click here to read more...

TIP: Read about the Tarifa sand dunes and what you can see here.

* Costa All Star Cheerleaders

Costa All Star Cheerleaders has just kicked off a new season of stunts, cheers and fun for kids aged 3 to 16. This is a great way to learn a new skill and be part of a great group of kids (and parents!). Take advantage of their classes held in Calahonda, Benalmadena, Marbella and Sotogrande. Click here to read more...

TIP: Costa All Stars also offers cheerleading themed children's birthday parties as well as hen parties. Go, Costa, Go!

* Atletico Las Chapas

If you are looking for a fun football club for your kids, check out Atletico Las Chapas, which accepts both boys and girls from 3 to 14 years old.

This is the only local club that I know that includes nutrition and fitness. Key elements, in my opinion, for optimal performance. Click here to read more...

* Afterschool activities

In case you missed our newsletter last week, we would like to remind you that we have three different areas to find after school activities for your children.

Our favorites are listed under Schools & Clubs

A complete listing with many Spanish clubs are found in the After School Activities page

All the rest are categorized in our Family Forum under Schools, Clubs and Activities

If you have a club or after school activity that you would like to recommend, send us a message in reply to this email or to or Contact Us.

* Marbella printers

One of our readers is looking for a printer and asks, ”I need a photo printed quickly (I have the original file). Any good printers or print services available? Anywhere from malaga to Marbella but prefer around Fuengirola.”

We’ve got a couple of answers here for you, so take a look if you’re also looking for a photo printer. If you have a printer that you would like to recommend, please tell us about it. Make a comment on the link below. Click here to read more...

* Buying fish in Spain

We have been eating more fish these days, so I have been making more frequent trips to my favorite "pescaderia" Miguel in San Pedro, which is one of the most popular fish markets in the area.

They always have a fresh selection of quality fish. It can be pricey, unless you go for farm-raised fish, which is a lot more affordable. However, you should fork out the cash every so often for a fresh fish from the sea or ocean. You will notice a difference.

Read on to find out how to choose a fish from the supermarket or your local pescaderia. Click here to read more…

* Restaurante Arroyo Hondo

We just got a nice review for a restaurant located in Casares called Arroyo Hondo. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Marbella, but the review sounds like it may be worth it. If you have been to this restaurant before, please share your experience too by commenting on the link here. Click here to read more…

* Puppy needs home

An adorable seven day old puppy has been found in Estepona. Nazli at the Pointer Clinic has been looking after it to make sure that it survives. It badly needs a loving home. It is a mastive puppy and will grow to be a medium sized dog. She is very well behaved and has an adorable character.

If you can’t take in this adorable little creature, please pass on this link. Click here to read more…

* Taekwondo ITF

We received a nice review for Taekwondo ITF by one of our readers who took her 12 year old daughter there to try it out. See what she has to say by clicking on the link below. Post your own comments too if you have had an experience with them. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Mac Solutions workshops

Marbella Mac Solutions is offering workshops every Monday on just about everything you need to know about your Mac computer. These are fantastic classes with tons of hints, tips and advice that the Apple Store just won’t tell you. Next Monday’s class on AddressBook, Calendar, Mail (Organisation) is completely full, but you can still make the following workshop on October 1st on iPhoto (Photo Albums and Books). Sign up early, because space is limited. Click here to read more…

TIP: Browse through the whole list of workshops available and commit now. You won’t regret it.

* Italian restaurant Trattoria da Dora

We received a nice restaurant review for Trattoria da Dora in Nueva Andalucia. Check it out! Click here to read more…

Charity family fun day

Family Fun Day September 30th from 11:30am to 7:00pm in memory of Alain Mols and to raise funds for the Elliot George Foundation, which helps children with special needs. Children's charity walk, entertainment, magic show, games, raffle, market and more. BAR LOS ARCOS & BENAVISTA BOWLING CLUB · Urb. El Paraiso. Ctra. N-340 Km. 167, Estepona

Still looking for volunteers and donations for raffle prizes. Call Elena at 609.762.211 (Spanish) and Mel 952.885.148 (English ).

Please share this event! It’s for a really good cause. Copy the URL and send it by email or post on your Facebook wall. Click here to read more…

* Torremolinos Fair and Romería

The Torremolinos Fair and Romeria de San Miguel 2012 will be taking place from Wednesday September 26 until Saturday September 29. The "Romeria" festivities take place earlier on September 23. This is a great place to soak in the local Spanish culture eating traditional Spanish food like tapas and paella, dancing to flamenco in the streets and drinking homemade sherry or local beer. Click here to read more…

* Send us your reviews!

We always love a good review whether it is a stellar one or one that is not so bright. Every experience you have helps others make choices. The more reviews we have the better we can make our decisions. If you have a shop or business to recommend or a restaurant that you’d like to warn us about, please tell us about it. You can either fill out a form in Share a Tip or just reply to this email address. Click here to read more…

* Advertise with Marbella Family Fun

Marbella Family Fun is a great place to advertise your business or event. We have various packages to choose from to target the audience you need. Take a look at our listing price for a quick glance at what we have to offer. Contact us and we can give you a detailed explanation on what we can offer you. Click here to read more…

TIP: Just take a look at our testimonials to see what some of our clients and readers have to say about us.

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

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