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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- October 5, 2012
October 05, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday October 5, 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 October 5th until Thursday October 11th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Taken 2

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Total Recall
Magic Mike

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* La Parisienne Cafe & Bakery

Last week I popped into La Parisienne Cafe for a quick lunch with my friends and was delighted, as usual, with the menu choices, quality and service. This is one of those few places where good value meets excellent quality and is still child friendly at the same time. A pity that it's only open for breakfast and lunch.

I couldn't resist taking home a packet of macroons, which the whole family appreciated. They had very interesting and unusual flavors like lavender, rose and green matcha tea, salted caramel and plenty of other traditional favorites like lemon and pistachio. Highly recommended!Click here to read more…

* Duck n Dive Swim School

Learning how to swim is one of those basic skills that all kids have to learn one day, particularly if you live in or visit Marbella. It is a skill that one day may save your child's life.

Duck n Dive offers classes for kids as young as 6 weeks old! So, why wait? Children gain a lot of confidence in the pool over the summer but also a lot of bad habits. Don´t wait until spring to start swimming classes when they need to start all over again, keep it up now and enroll in Duck n Dive classes. Not only is it fun to swim, this is also a lifesaving skill as well as a good workout for kids and adults. Click here to read more...

TIP: We always get really nice reviews sent in, so check them out.

* Fun kids training class

Looking for girls (10 - 15 yrs) to join our daughter in a fun exercise/training class in Nueva Campana, Marbella. The trainer is excellent, but I would like to create a group class. Kids will learn a variety of skills with mostly functional training, some simple weight lifting (light!), games, learn how to run with proper technique, and basically have fun while exercising both indoors and outdoors.Click here to read more...

TIP: Classes for boys are already organized, so contact Manu if you are interested.

* Cake Couture

Cake Couture made the most beautiful tiara cake last week that you just have to check out on their Facebook page. It is so realistic it's hard to believe you can eat it. This last order came from London for a client in Marbella, so if you are located abroad and need a cake delivered to friends or family here, you can count on Cake Couture. Click here to read more...

TIP: Check out the Cake Couture Facebook page to browse their latest creations.

* San Pedro Fair

The Feria de San Pedro de Alcantara, or the San Pedro fair, is held every year in October. This year the fair runs from Tuesday October 16 until Sunday October 21. This is a time when the city dresses itself up with lights, fireworks, song and dance to celebrate the Patron Saint of San Pedro. A must see when visiting Marbella. Fun for the whole family. Click here to read more...

TIP: Wednesday is “Dia del Niño” (Kids Day). 50% off all attractions. If you are not here during this date, maybe you can make the Fuengirola Fair.

* Shipping company

Looks like someone is moving to Marbella and is looking for a recommendation for a shipping company and asks, ”Can anyone recommend a reliable shipping company that can deliver furniture etc. from London to Marbella?”

We have a couple of recommendations already, so if you are also looking for an international moving company, take a look at this page. Or, if you have had a good experience with another company, please add it to our list. Click here to read more…

* Fuengirola Fair

The Fuengirola Fair Feria del Rosario 2012 in honor of the Virgen el Rosario takes place from October 6th to 12th. The biggest attraction of this fair is the horse with plenty of exhibitions on horses, singing and flamenco dancing, bullfighting and activities in the fairground tents. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are not here this weekend, maybe you can catch the San Pedro Fair the following week.

* Teba Cheese festival

The Teba Cheese festival is a fantastic place to learn about and taste various types of cheeses from Spain. We have found that this festival appears to be canceled. Their website has announced in very fine print (you’d almost miss it) that the festival is canceled, but without an explanation. Perhaps it was flooded in the rains? If you have heard contrary or know of a reason, please let us know. Click here to read more…

* Russian food shop in Marbella

One of our readers is looking for Russian and Polish food shops and asks, ”Is anywhere I can buy russia or polish food in marbella?”

We got one recommendation, so take a look if you are also looking for a Russian or Polish food shop. If you have one to recommend, please let us know by adding another comment on the page. Click here to read more…

* Do you need a will in Spain?

Some useful information about creating a will in Spain has been provided to us by the Perez Legal Group. If a non-resident dies in Spain without a will, the estate in Spain will be distributed according to the Spanish laws of inheritance. Click here to read more…

* World Bird day at Fuengirola Bioparc

Bioparc Fuengirola joins the celebration of the World Day of Birds, this weekend, 6 and 7 October, in which the protagonists are birds and their conservation problems. The park is offering a series of activities for the whole family and bird lovers. Click here to read more…

* Calendar of Events

Be sure to go to our Calendar of Events page from time to time. Often times we receive information on events held by the Marbella town hall or local businesses only a few days before the event. As soon as we receive any information we try and post them as soon as possible on our events calendar or make announcements on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out there as soon as we can. So, come browse our Calendar of Events or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out what’s happening even further in advance. Click here to read more…

* Romeria Virgen del Rosario in Benahavis

The Romeria Virgen del Rosario in Benahavis takes place on Sudnay October 7th at La Ermita de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the Patron Saint of Benahavis. A pilgrimage by foot or carriage is made by locals to the Ermita with a local fiesta taking place after a mass at private and local tents set up where people may gather to eat, drink, dance and basically be merry. Click here to read more…

* Marbella attractions

Whether you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol or live here full time you will see that there are plenty of attractions and things to do all year round. The weather on the Costa del Sol allows for plenty of outdoor fun, festivals and activities. Check out our list of favorite attractions to see what you can do with the kids and plan your holiday. Click here to read more…

TIP: Need some help or guidance? Just ask us!

* Searching for information

Be sure to use our Search Tool on the Marbella Family Fun website (top right hand corner) whenever you are looking for something specific. It's easier than browsing the site to find information quickly. Click here to read more…

* iMovie and iDVD workshop

The workshops by Marbella Mac Solutions have been filling up pretty quickly. I have attended these sessions before and can highly recommend them. The next workshop is on Monday October 8 on iMovie and iDVD.

This workshop will cover how to make movies and much much more....Click here to read more…

TIP: Just a reminder the Apple Store will not repair any part of your broken iPhone or iPad. They will replace it with a new if you like to buy a new one. MMS repairs any type of damage, so if you need something fixed give them a call.

* 4 Days Walking

Next weekend Marbella will be filled with walkers from all over the world. From the 11th until the 14th of October 2012 thousands of people will walk 20 kilometers per day, enjoying Marbella, the beaches and its nature during the second annual 4 Days Walking event. Click here to read more…

TIP: Nice way to see the sights in Marbella. You may even make some new friends!

* Old Town Marbella

Any visit to Marbella must include a tour of the old town, otherwise known as Casco Antiguo – a cobblestone pedestrian shopping area filled with charming whitewashed buildings, narrow pathways, inviting cafes and plenty of boutiques. Here you will find Moorish architecture blending in with local Spanish tradition in one of the most enjoyable parts of Marbella. Click here to read more…

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

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