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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- November 11, 2011
November 11, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday November 11, 2011

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday November 11th until Thursday November 17th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Tower Heist

Fuengirola Miramar:
The Adventures of Tintin
The Help

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Adventures of Tintin 2D
The Adventures of Tintin 3D

Coming soon… The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Costa del Sol tours from Mijas

One of our readers is looking for some help to discover the Costa del Sol from Mijas and asks, “I've just moved to Mijas for a few months from Austria and cannot find tours that would pick me up from Villa la Jamisa.

The buses from Mijas to Fuengirola are often very late and the walk down the mountain to the bus station in Mijas is impossible when it rains.

How are tourists who live in Mijas catered for? I'm ready to book a dozen tours and nobody is interested. Can't be all that bad business in Spain.”

We have made some recommendations, so take a look if you are interested. Or, if you have a tour to recommend or can help out in any way, please add a comment. Click here to read more...

* Marbella State Schools

This is an interesting post! One of our readers needs a bit of advice on making the transition from a British education to a Spanish education system and asks, “I am sure other people have been in this position so would appreciate some advice. We have to take our son out of English school in Marbella and enter him into the Spanish system due to funding. He is 12 with a basic level of Spanish, he has been in an English school here for 8 years. How easy would it be for him to adjust? Any advice would be appreciated.”

There are some interesting comments, so please take a look and add to the conversation if can help out or have an opinion. Click here to read more...

* Looking for dog groomer

One of our readers is looking for recommendations and asks, ”Can you recommend a good dog groomer in Marbella or the surrounding area? Actually, a mobile dog groomer would be ideal. “

Your recommendations and comments on those already posted are much appreciated! Click here to read more...

* ADANA charity photo competition

ADANA is having a photo competition and there will be 12 winners, each getting their photo put in the ADANA 2012 Calendar. The first prize winner will also get their photo on the cover of the calendar and get a free calendar. We are asking all entrants to pay 5.50 euro and submit a favourite photo that they've taken of an animal - a dog, a cat, a bird, even a two-toed sloth or any other type of animal they wish. Click here to read more...

* Boy scouts in Marbella

One of our readers asks, ”I wonder if you can help me, I would like to get my son into a scouts group. Is there one on Marbella ?”

We know already about the one in Fuengirola, but do you know if there are any groups closer to Marbella? Perhaps in Spanish? We have also recommended a very interesting alternative. Read on if you are interested. Click here to read more...

* Quiz Night in San Pedro

If you are looking for a bit of fun and would like to meet new people in a fun and relaxing environment, we are happy to recommend you attend one of the Quiz Nights held at Hogan’s Stand in San Pedro.

It’s loads of fun that gets your mind in gear as well as a chance to win some prizes! Click here to read more...

* Looking for an assistant

If you are looking for work in the Marbella area, you may want to contact one of our readers who posts, ”Looking for an assistant/secretary for doing research in Marbella before my move there.

Preferably someone intelligent with enough nerve and determination who is bilingual Spanish/English. These are relatively simple assignments which are perfectly normal and absolutely legal of course.”

Click here to

* Christmas market in aid of Elliot George Foundation

Yep, it’s that time of year again and we need to start thinking about holiday gifts. Why not get ahead of the game this year and support a good cause by attending the Christmas market in aid of the Elliot George Foundation held at the Galaxia Playcentre in Guadalmina on December 4th? Click here to read more...

* Feast of San Martin

The Feast of San Martin, also known as Día de San Martin or La Matanza (literally The Killing), takes place every year on November 11th. This celebration involves the slaughtering of pigs so that they are dried to make ham, black pudding and sausage to sustain the villagers throughout the winter. Evidently the German school has their own way of celebrating this holiday. The Colegio Aleman is organizing a parade through streets of Las Chapas tonight at 7pm starting at Avenida Valeriano Rodríguez and ending at Plaza Pueblo Platero at 7:30 where kids will be offered sweets and adults drink mulled wine and listen to music.

If you know more about this holiday or celebrate in a special way, we would love to hear from you. Just post a comment on this page. Click here to read more…

* Argentine music and dance concerts

If you will be in the Ronda or Benalmadena area this weekend, you may want to attend one of these two concerts that is being held this Saturday and Sunday, which promises to be a unique combination of music and dance with 17 artists on stage performing Argentinian Tango and Argentinian Folk Music and Dance.

The Company is conducted by the prestigious violinist and conductor Walter O Tejeda Carranza ,introducing the show "La Porteña". Click here to read more…

* Wildside Survival Forest School for Kids

Places will soon be available for weekend groups and during school holidays at the Wildside Survival Forest School for Kids. Each weekend a group meets for two hours and is action packed with fun, learning, games and education in outdoor skills. Click here to read more…

* Nature walk 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 weekend's walk is a two day hike through Sierra de Grazalema National Park. At only 50 euro (includes room & board, transportation and insurance) it’s the deal of the weekend.

If you can’t make this weekend's walk, there are others, so click on the link to see what's coming up next.Click here to read more…

* Google + and share tools

I am not sure if you have noticed that we have a share and like tools on the left hand side of every page on the site (it toggles down with you when you scroll down a page). This is here to remind you that you can share certain pages you like with others through Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Google +. In case you don’t know what Google+ is, it is a new social networking platform that's set to rival Facebook.

If you are not sure how this share feature works, just click on it and see what happens. It's fun! Click here to read more…

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

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