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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday May 25, 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 May 25th until Thursday May 31st.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Men In Black 3 – 3D

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Dark Shadows
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D
Dark Shadows
The Hunger Games
American Reunion
The Avengers 2D
The Avengers 3D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Duck n Dive Swim School

Get the kids prepped up for summer with swim classes to learn how to swim or improve their technique with Duck n Dive Swim School. Classes are organized in various pools along the Costa del Sol from Cancelada to Calahonda or even in your own pool. Classes are taught by qualified instructors who speak English, Danish and Spanish. Click here to read more…

TIP: Swim classes are a great way to cool down in the late afternoon after a day at camp!

* Atletico Las Chapas

Atletico Las Chapas is a brand new Marbella football club on the Costa del Sol where some of the best FA approved coaches provide a fun, structured programme for kids from 3 to 14 years old.

Atletico Las Chapas is also holding a summer football camp this year strating Monday July 2nd and runs throughout July and August Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, with lunch and all drinks included. Click here to read more...

TIP: Atletico Las Chapas has a flexible payment schedule. Pay daily, weekly, monthly or for the whole summer. Book as much or as little as you want.

* The Multisports Club

Boys and girls of all nationalities aged 3 to 12 years old are welcome to join The Multisports Club summer camp starting Monday June 25 to Friday September 7, 2012. The camp runs Monday to Friday from 10.00 until 14.00 and introduces kids to traditional sports like basketball and football as well as mini-tennis, mini-golf, arts & crafts, facepainting and more. So, it’s not only about sports! Click here to read more...

TIP: They also offer a flexible payment schedule where you can pay per hour, day, or week.

* Barbeque on the beach

One of our readers asks, ”Does anyone know if you can barbeque on the beach in Marbella or around the Costa del Sol? I don't believe it is allowed, but perhaps there are some designated areas? “

We got some quick answers for you, so take a look at what the rules are if you’re also interested in having a barbeque on the beach in Marbella. Click here to read more...

* Badminton on the Costa del Sol

One of our readers asks, ”Anyone knows about a Club or association to play badminton in Marbella area preferably? I am looking for the installations to play as well as for a group of people that might be interested in practising it. Thank you for letting me know.”

Yes, there are some interested players out there, so if you are also keen to take up the sport, leave a comment so that others can get in touch with you. Or, if you know of facilities or a club, please let us know! Click here to read more...

* Marbella Fair – Feria de San Bernabe

Yes! It’s that time of year again and the Marbella Fair is right around the corner. This year the Feria de San Bernabe is celebrated from June 5th to June 11th, with a couple of activities running a bit earlier as well as a few new things on offer, such as a kids zone and kid bracelets. Take a look at the schedule of events to see which what’s going on when. This is an event that you just cannot miss. Loads of fun! Click here to read more…

TIP: Thursday June 7th is Kids Day when all attractions are 50% off.

* La Virginia Spring Fair

On Sunday May 27th from 11:00am till sunset La Virginia in Marbella is holding a Spring fair with plenty of arts, crafts and food to choose from. Guests can find everything such as hats, toys, books, baskets, clothes, cookies, antiques, paintings, food & drink and more. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t miss the Bellaria stand where you can find some of the most delectable desserts on the Costa del Sol!

* Vesarte Marbella

VesArte Marbella is a cultural program organized by the Marbella Youth Delegation that will be presenting music, dance and other cultural events in the historic center of Marbella and San Pedro during the month of May. Check out the schedule of events to see what’s taking place this weekend.Click here to read more…

TIP: These events are very informal and don’t always start on time. If you arrive at one of them and nothing is going on, ask what time it plans to start.

* Laude San Pedro summer fair

Take the kids out tonight (May 25) and support your community at the Laude San Pedro International College summer fair from 6pm to 10:30pm.

There will be loads of fun and games for the whole family to enjoy: games, arts & crafts, raffle and prizes, food & drink, entertainment and more.

Entry is free! Click here to read more…

* Marbella basketball camp

If your kids are into basketball, they’ll love the training they get at the Marbella basketball camp organized by GABER SPORTS MARBELLA which takes place in July at Fuerte de Nagüeles for children 7 to 16 years old. This camp will also include other sports activities, fun days out, raffles, prizes and gifts. Click here to read more…

* XV Triathalon “Ciudad de Marbella”

The XV Triathalon "Ciudad de Marbella" will be held in San Pedro de Alcantara this Sunday May 27 starting at 10:00am on the paseo (San Pedro beach boardwalk). The even includes a 750 meter swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. Click here to read more…

TIP: Shout out to all of you San Pedro bootcampers, "Park somewhere else, arrive early, or ride your bikes to bootcamp on Sunday".

* Informative discussion about the new Marbella Port

If you like to get involved with the development of the local infrustructure, you may be interested in attending an informative day/discussion about the new port to be constructed in Marbella at the Puerto Deportivo de La Bajadilla. The event takes place on June 12 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Discourse is held in English and open to the public, but you must call to reserve a spot. Click here to read more…

* Oriental Dance Festival

The Marbella Oriental Dance Festival - VI Velada de Oriente del Centro Histórico - organized by Sylvia Shazady, will be taking place this year on June 1 - 3. This will be an incredible opportunity to see one of the best festivals in oriental dance in Andalucia. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Summer concerts

Marbella Summer concerts are the highlight of many holidays on the Costa del Sol. Every year international stars from every corner of the globe gather to enjoy the summer heat and put on a fabulous show in Marbella.

This year you can expect to find Gloria Gaynor with Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, Bryan Ferry and Chaka Khan at the Hotel Puente Romano on Marbella's famous Golden Mile. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Open Doors Day

Today May 25, enjoy Puertas Abiertas (Open Door Day) on Marbella's main road Ricardo Soriano. Stores, bars and restaurants will offer special discounts, competitions, prizes and hold stands outdoors to attract tourism to Marbella center. Click here to read more…

* Natura Málaga eco trade fair

From May 25 - 27 Natura Málaga - the largest ecological trade fair in Andalusia - will be held at the Malaga Palacio de Congresos y Ferias (Málaga conference centre). Learn to live the healthy life with workshops, classes, activities, classes, organic stalls and market, talks, children's activities and more.

Don’t worry about the kids. There will be activities for them in the Eco-kids area, offering classes, workshops, games and crafts in a special space for them to learn about healthy living and the environment. Entrance 2 euro. Click here to read more…

TIP: You may want to combine this trip with a visit to the Malaga dinosaur exhibit, but first read the review we have on Marbella Family Fun.

* Hike through Cádiz mountains

Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas. This is a great way to discover the nature that exists along the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as well as a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and practice your Spanish.

The last walk for the season is on June 2 and 3 to the Nature Park Bahía de Cadiz. This is an easy 10km walk and costs only 50 euro. You must register in advance next week to take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to read more…

* Children with Cancer fundraiser

The 24th anniversary summer party - Children with Cancer fundraising gala dinner is taking place this Sunday May 27th at the Villa Tiberio Restaurant in Marbella. The evening includes a three course dinner, dancing with special guests and an auction with some amazing prizes! Click here to read more…

* Medieval Fair in Montefrio

This weekend the 1st Medieval Fair in Montefrio takes place near Granada. From May 26 to 27 enjoy the medieval market, olive oil tasting, 2,000 person paella, falcon show, snake charmers, parade, tapa and bicycle tours, armour exhibition, medieval music and dance, workshops in leather, ceramics and celtic symbolism... Click here to read more…

TIP: Montefrio is approximately a 2 hour drive from Marbella. Click here to see a map.

* Flamenco fusion show

San Pedro de Alcantara will be hosting a passionate evening of flamenco fusion with a show at the Municipal tent on the city fairgrounds where the San Pedro street market is usually held. The event starts at 9:30pm. Tickets are 12 euro (Advance purchased tickets) or 15 euro at the box office. Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at El Corte Ingles.

TIP: Kids under 3 enter free, however the show lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes. So get the babysitter for this one.

* No Monday street market in Marbella

No Monday street market will be held in Marbella (Las Albarizas in Marbella center) on June 4 and 11 due to the Marbella fair which takes place on the same grounds during this time. Don't confuse this with the Puerto Banus street market, which remains open on Saturdays. The Monday Marbella street market returns to its normal operations on June 18. Click here to read more…

TIP: Find more details about other street markets on the Costa del Sol.

* San Pedro tunnel to open

News Flash! Another announcement has been made that the San Pedro tunnel is expected to open by the end of June. It is not the first time we’ve been promised such news, so don’t hold your breath too long on this one. But we can all cross our fingers for it in anticipation anyway. Click here to read more…

* Women Talk with Hannah Murray

Tune in to Talk Radio Europe today at 3:00pm for Women Talk with Hannah Murray. I’ll be popping into the studio today for a bit of a chat with the girls. If you want to have a good laugh, join us on 88.9fm (Calahonda to Nerja) or 91.9fm (Calahonda to Algeciras). You can also listen to us live online at

* Another little joke

Here is another joke from a series that will tickle your ribs (in case you missed it on our Facebook wall):

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer.

She read, '.... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, 'The sky is falling, the sky is falling!'

The teacher paused then asked the class, 'And what do you think that farmer said?'

One little girl raised her hand and said, 'I think he said: 'Holy Shit! A talking chicken!''

The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

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

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