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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday July 27, 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 July 27th until Thursday August 2nd.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Ice Age 4
The Dark Knight Rises

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Dark Knight Rises
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
The Amazing Spiderman 3D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D
Ice Age 4
The Dictator
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Glow Wellness & Fitness (for kids!)

I've been taking my kids to GLOW gym over the summer holidays and they love it. Classes in zumba, kickboxing, dance and swimming for kids are held Mondays through Fridays all throughout the holidays from 11:30am to 3:30pm. At only 60 euro a month it's a fantastic deal.

My kids are in the teenager phase and beg to sleep in, so the 11:30 start time is perfect for them. They spend a couple of hours out of the house with a bit of exercise and if they don't feel like going one day or have other plans, no biggie. I don't feel like I've spent a fortune on their camp to force them to go everyday to get my money's worth. Click here to read more...

TIP: This is a recently renovated gym with brand new equipment and lovely pool. Check it out for yourself too!

* La Latina Baby School

La Latina Baby School offers one of the longest running summer camps in Marbella. Accepting children as young as one year old, La Latina is also one of the few who take babies. Summer school runs until September 15 and we have some fantastic reviews. Read them if you are interested in placing your child in a bilingual school throughout the year. Click here to read more…

TIP: Open all year round from 7:30am! Great for those of you who need to get to work super early.

* Ideal Furniture Spain

Are you still looking for patio furniture? Just moved and need to furnish the whole house? Check out the discounts at Ideal Furniture warehouse in San Pedro or browse their website from the convenience of your own home. Ideal Furniture is the leading Italian leather sofa and furniture package retailers and they have huge stocks, so they can offer immediate delivery. Click here to read more...

* Route 66 American diner

Conveniently located in Puerto Banus on Antonio Banderas square, Route 66 is a fun American diner that the kids are sure to love. With a choice of mouthwatering ribs, a selection of sandwiches and fresh salads, you're sure to find something the whole family will love. Click here to read more…

TIP: Route 66 has a lovely terrace right on the square, so little ones don't have to sit still in their seats. Kids menu available too.

* QI Sport Club

If you're looking for a gym to hit while on holiday (yes, there are some of us that do!), check out QI gym at Vasari in the Puerto Banus area. QI has a very flexible payment scheme where clients can pay by the day, week, month or year.

QI is open everyday and offers state-of-the-art gym equipment that includes treadmills, crosstrainers, step trainer, stationary machines, free weights and more. Stay fit over the summer and have fun with classes in aerobics, spinning, toning, step, strength, corebar, pilates, GAP, zumba, boxing and yoga. Click here to read more…

TIP: Parking is never a problem at QI and it is conveniently located in Puerto Banus.

* Wing Chun Marbella

Speaking of getting fit…Learn the ancient martial art of Wing Chun from a master who has built a strong team of dedicated students. Just take a look at our testimonials!

Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that originates from China and is a highly effective martial art for self defence. It teaches correct posture, structure and alignment. Well coordinated attacks with a simultaneous defence makes Wing Chun Kung Fu one of the most effective forms of self defence that anyone young or old can benefit from. Click here to read more...

TIP: Seriously, go read the reviews!

* Drinking tap water in Marbella

Ever wonder if it’s safe to drink tap water in Marbella? Click here to read more...

* Laude school uniform needed

One of our readers is already preparing for the new school year and asks, ”Does anyone have any uniform suitable for boys aged 3 years and/or 5 years old?”

If you have one to sell, exchange or give away, contact this parent. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t want to spend a fortune on new school uniforms? Want to get rid of your old (but in good condition) ones too? Check out our School Uniform page.

* Visit Malaga

If you will be spending more than just a few days in Marbella, then check out what Malaga has to offer. This is a beautiful city full of museums, castles, shops and other interesting venues to check out. Click here to read more…

* Expat bookshop

One of our readers has made a recommendation and writes, ”Great site for British expats wanting books in English. It's a new site and still growing but worth a visit.”

If you are an avid English reader and want to order books online other than, check out this site. Click here to read more…

* Nueva Andalucia Fair

The Nueva Andalucia Fair 2012 kicked off last night and will run until Sunday July 29 in the Nueva Andalucia neighborhood of Marbella. This is a great chance to mix with the locals and entertain the kids at the same time. They will love the evening fair when all of the rides and attractions open up. Click here to read more…

TIP: What can I expect at a Spanish fair and when is the next one?

* Christopher Cross concert

The Starlite Festival continues with a concert by Christopher Cross tonight. Christopher Cross was one of the biggest new stars of the 80s, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the #1 hit, "Sailing." Click here to read more…

TIP: You don’t need to buy an entrance ticket to enjoy the festivities of the Starlite Festival. The Starlite Lounge is open to the public once concerts end. (Concerts start at 8:00pm.)

* Marbella hardware stores

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, ”We are looking for a shop that has good customer service quality tools (Name Brand) but with reasonable prices. In addition, we are doing some renovations and need to rent some BIG POWER tools (i.e. Hammer Drill ) etc.. Can someone offer us some recommendations? Thank you in advance.”

We have a few recommendations already, so take a look if you’re also looking for a good hardware store. If you have one that you can recommend yourself, please add to our growing list. Click here to read more…

* Spanish waterdog looking for home

One of our readers is looking for a home for her dog and asks, ”Though it pains me (and the kids even more) to be writing this, we have come to a stage where we can't manage to keep our dog and we're looking for a new home for her. She is a Spanish Water Dog (with papers), chocolate and white, four years old. She is exceptionally intelligent. She has always lived with small children and is very gentle…”

If you can open your home, please make contact. If not, please forward this link to anyone you know who may be interested. Or post it on your Facebook page. Click here to read more…

* Piano concert

The IV International Piano Festival in Marbella (Verano Clasico) is holding one more concert tonight with Sue Jung Ann (from Korea) in Parque de la Constitucion in Marbella. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Healing Arts Festival

On July 28 and 29 don't miss the V Festival Arte Sano - a San Pedro healing arts festival - held on the Paseo Maritimo in San Pedro de Alcántara. There will be an extensive program of activities, lectures and free performances for all audiences. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Magic Festival

The 2012 Marbemagia Festival runs until August 26 in different parts of the city. This is the second edition of a festival that began a couple of years ago to show the citizens of Marbella different magic tricks. The programme is completely free to the public both young and old. A total of 10 magicians from all over Spain are participating in the festival, which has expanded its framework for action and will be shown in five different points of the city, starting at 21.30. The next event is on Saturday 28 July: Recinto Ferial de Nueva Andalucía. Click here to read more…

TIP: Looks like this coincides with the Nueva Andalucia fair, so take advantage of both events.

* Hugh Laurie in concert

If you miss the Christopher Cross concert tonight, there is still a chance to see Hugh Laurie play on Sunday July 29th at the Starlite Festival in Marbella.

Although Hugh Laurie is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, and director, he is also a well known recording artist, and musician. “Let Them Talk” is the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010. The album is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre that drives Hugh’s musical raison d’être. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out the other concerts that are playing during the Starlite Festival as well as at the Puente Romano.

* Old Town, All Inclusive

"Old Town, All Inclusive" is a new event offered by Marbella Town Hall to bolster tourism in Old Town Marbella. For 35 euro (for 2 people) you will receive parking, entrance to the Contemporary Engraving Museum and the Bonsai Museum, 6 tapas, 3 drinks and discounts to 120 businesses as well as a guide to Old Town and a Marbella map.

You can sign up to this offer at various establishments throughout the city and on internet. Click here to read more…

* Bellaria Café looking to hire

Bellaria Café & Bakery is looking for someone to join their team ASAP. They need someone with English and Spanish, someone very friendly and great with people, someone that's quick, can multi task, ideally non smoker and very responsible. Full time, high season, part time low season. Click here to read more…

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

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