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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- November 25, 2011
November 25, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday November 25, 2011

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday November 25th until Thursday December 1st.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
The Killer Elite
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Fuengirola Miramar:
The Adventures of Tintin
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Puss in Boots 2D
Puss in Boots 3D
The Adventures of Tintin 2D
The Adventures of Tintin 3D
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* The Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet

If you haven't yet visited the Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet, you have to get yourself down there this weekend. They just received a whole new collection...just in time for our holiday shopping.

The Jeans Factory has many of our favorite labeled jeans and clothing at discount prices - Levi's, Diesel, Ed Hardy, Miss Sixty, B.T Jeans, Moschino, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Click here to read more...

* Getting outdoors with Team Xtreme

Last weekend our friends went hiking in the Alpugarra region near Granada and had a wonderful time. Magnificent views, comfortable lodging, and even saw a bit of snow in the Sierra Nevada (actually, quite a bit!).

It's still a great time to hike through the mountains, but it's best to go with someone who knows the trails. Team Xtreme can organize a hiking tour of the Andalusia region for you any time of year. They offer group adventure holidays and corporate events in Andalusia, which are packed with exhilarating activities that will make you feel energised and inspired. Click here to read more...

* What are these funny characters �?

Some of you may have noticed we have a funny looking symbol appearing on our pages on These �-symbols appear over accents and other non-English characters. Our host (SBI) is the culprit of the problem and they are trying to resolve it, so bear with us. It should be resolved soon.

If you find any other glitches or funny things going on with our new look and feel, please tell us about it! Click here to contact us...

* Zumba classes in Marbella

If you’re looking to get fit before the holiday season so you can look fab in your little black dress or fitted tuxedo, get your booty on down to the new Zumba classes at Kudo Academies in Marbella. ZUMBA is a mixture of aerobics and easy dance steps. It's FUN, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. You won’t even realize you’re working out! Click here to read more...

* Coffee mornings at the Wave

Got some time and want to meet new people? The Wave Christian church in Puerto Banus welcomes anyone who wants to step in for a chat, warm cup of coffee and! Visit them during their Coffee mornings on Sundays.

The Wave is also organizing Christmas caroling and a musical Christmas service. Click here to read more...

* Tae Kwon Do classes

If you or your children (aged 12+) are interested in learning Tae Kwon Do, try out the classes offered at Kudo Academies. Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Click here to read more...

* Nature walks in Andalusia

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.

This Sunday’s walk is through Igualeja, Parauta and Cartajima. Click here to read more...

* The Global Giving Challenge

The Global Giving Challenge is a charitable event that our daughter has decided to get involved in running from November 23 - December 31, 2011. The Global Giving Challenge is organized by Global Giving (the leading online charitable giving website). With this challenge our daughter has chosen to help 70 children in the village of Mora, Mali receive a better education through Caravan to Class, a registered 501c3 charitable organization focused on increasing literacy rates in West Africa.

Please join us in bringing hope through education to these children. Click on the link to find out more about the challenge and how you can support. Click here to read more...

* Caritas charity Christmas fair

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or would like to get some holiday shopping done, head to the Caritas Bazaar Solidario de Navidad-Charity Xmas fair in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos, Ferias y Expocisiones (opposite to the small El Corte Ingles in Marbella!).

DATE: From 24-27 November Thursday to Sunday Click here to read more…

* Marbella Apple Store opens today

If you are a Mac fine, like me, you will be very excited to know that we have a brand new Apple Store store opening today in La Cañada shopping center in Marbella.

Today is a special day, because they are offering discounts and special deals all day long, so it's a great time to get son the iPod touch he’s always wanted or your daughter that iPhone she’s been begging for. Click here to read more…

* Plant a tree in Marbella’s People Forest

Do a good deed with the kids this weekend and plant a tree with a 100 others at the new Marbella People Forest. Residents of Marbella are invited to participate in a very exciting ‘green’ project this Saturday November 26th. Environmental charity Arboretum are asking for the support of 100 members of the local community to help plant 1000 trees.

What a great way to teach your kids how to protect our environment and treat planet earth with a little TLC. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Healing Arts Festival

This weekend don't miss the III Festival Arte Sano a San Pedro healing arts festival held on the fairgrounds in San Pedro de Alcántara. There will be an extensive program of activities, lectures and free performances for all audiences. Visitors can take part in workshops in yoga, pilates, tai chi and world dance or shop at the stalls offering arts and crafts as well as ecological products. Click here to read more…

* Christmas and New Years Events

Spending the holidays on the Costa del Sol is a fantastic experience with so many Christmas and New Years events taking place.

Everyday we receive new information on accommodation, New Year's Eve parties, special holiday lunches, Christmas bazaars and more. So we have decided to gather all our winter holiday information in one place. This page is regularly updated, so if you’ve already seen it, take a look again! We have lots more events posted. Click here to read more…

* Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is visiting La Canada Marbella shopping center during the holidays.

You can visit him everyday under the huge Christmas tree set up in the second phase of the shopping mall, next to H&M and Zara. He sits in his huge chair surrounded by gifts until December 26th, when the Three Kings take over! Click here to read more…

* Aloha College holiday bazaar

Aloha College in Marbella is holding a fun festive Holiday Bazaar on the school grounds from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday November 26th. This traditional Aloha College event is a time when we gather together as a whole-college community to socialise with all of our different nationalities and to help raise money for the school. For this to be successful we need your participation - please keep the date free in your diary!

There will be foodstalls, Christmas gifts, decoration, cakes, bouncy castle, childrens games and Santa's Grotto. For more information call 952 814 133. Click here to read more…

* Free entry to Picasso Museum

The last Sunday of every month means FREE entry to the Picasso Museum in Malaga. The Malaga Picasso Museum houses 133 pieces of work by the famous artist Pablo Picasso. Located in the heart of Malaga 45 minutes from Marbella. If you haven’t been here yet, read our reviews and you’ll be prepared to go this Sunday. Click here to read more…

* Laude San Pedro School Christmas fair

On Thursday December 1st Laude San Pedro International College is holding their annual Christmas bazaar serving mulled wine and mince pies. Enjoy refreshments, music and plenty of arts and crafts stalls from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Funds received during this fair go to charity to help those in need. Click here to read more…

* Cirque du Soleil in Malaga

If you are a fan of the Cirque du Soleil, or have never seen an act, you will be happy to know that the performance Alegria is coming to Malaga next week from Thursday December 1st to Sunday 4th. Alegria is a "Baroque ode to the energy, grace and power of youth". This show is not your typical circus act. Click here to read more…

* We need your reviews

We are looking for reviews, even if they are just a sentence or two. I will be throwing out some businesses, restaurants, schools, and hotels out there to you every now and then, so feel free to comment on them either here on our website or scroll to the bottom of the mentioned page and click Write your own review. You can also look out for our requests on our Facebook wall and answer directly there.

Our first one is SWANS SCHOOL (Primary and Secondary). Do you have/have had children attend this school? Let us know what you think. We are looking for both strengths and weaknesses (we all have them!) and information that you think will be useful to parents trying to make a decision on a school for their child(ren). Please keep your comments constructive! Click here to read more…

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It's easy and convenient. You don't have to come to the site all the time and search for what's new. We do that work for you. You just pick and choose what's interesting in the newsletter. So, share the love and send out this newsletter or a link to the newsletter sign up to others. The more the merrier! Click here to read more…

* Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Marbella Family Fun wishes you all a very Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. I love this holiday, because it brings friends and family together….American or not, and reminds us to look within and be grateful for all the things we have and not to worry about the things we don’t have. Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday nor does it try to be patriotic. It simply is a time to do things together and remind us all to not take things for granted.

Marbella Family Fun is extremely grateful for your support. We truly couldn’t keep up at this pace (and certainly wouldn’t be motivated to continue) if it weren’t for YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such fantastic readers, followers, fans, supporters, and friends. We are very grateful that you keep us alive and kicking! Have a great weekend and be grateful!

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

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