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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 14, 2012
September 14, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 14, 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 September 14th until Thursday September 20th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Total Recall
Step Up Revolution

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Total Recall

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Total Recall
The Expendables 2
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D
The Bourne Legacy
The Pirates

Click here to find movie times and locations...

TIP: If you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites.

* Afterschool activities

It’s time to start scrambling for after school activities for the kids this week. Perhaps your school offers a fun program, but maybe you want your kids to get some experience outside of school in a Spanish or English environment to improve their language skills. No matter your intention, it’s a good thing to try many things and get your kids out there. Take a look at our list of clubs and activities to find some recommendations and see what’s around.

In this newsletter we cannot fit all of the activities available, but can highlight a few that we think you may be most interested in.

Princess Studios

Atletico Las Chapas
Marbella Paraiso Football Club

Martial Arts
Kickboxing – Impact Gym
Kickboxing – Glow
Wing chun

Duck n Dive Swim School
Swim classes at Glow

Nueva Alcantara Tennis and Padel club
The Multisports Club

Marbella Youth Theatre

Triathlon training/fitness
Kids Triathlon Club
Kids Fitness Training


Don’t forget to browse our Family Forum for more, groups, clubs and lessons for the kids…and yourself! Go to Schools, Camps & Clubs.

TIP: If you don’t find what you are looking for, send us a message or post on our Facebook wall. We have a fantastic group of parents and followers out there who are ready to help. If you have a club or after school activity that you are happy with and would like to recommend, please tell us about it! You can also send us a message to

* Princess Studios

Princess Studios at Centro Plaza in Marbella is holding really fun after-school kid classes for boys and girls aged 3 to 17. Classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Irish Dancing & ZumbAtomic are held in a studio designed especially for dance and performance. This month Princess Studios is starting a medal system that includes awards and will be organizing the kids for performances in December. Click here to read more…

TIP: First class is free!

* Club de Conversación

We are now starting to get in our routines and it's time to learn Spanish...for real! Club de Conversacion offers an alternative way to learn Spanish in an informal setting (cafes!), with friendly people, no homework, no stress all over a cuppa.

We have great reviews about Club de Conversacion and our readers highly recommend them, so it's really worth a go. Beginners, intermediate and advanced classes available. Click here to read more...

* La Latina Baby School

We also have some great reviews for La Latina Baby School and we always hear something positive about this kindergarten. They accept babies as young as 3 months old and offer bilingual education and care for children up to 4 years old.

This school is open all year round from 7:30 (wow! Fantastic for those who need to get to work early.) to 17:00 Monday to Friday (classes start at 10:00am). Babysitting service available for extra hours, weekend or evening/night services. Click here to read more...

TIP: Check out our Facebook page (scroll to September 11) to see the comments we received about La Latina Baby School in our last posting. You can try to contact other parents if you are interested.

* Wing Chun Marbella

Whether you are thinking of acquiring a new skill (perhaps one that will save your life one day) or engaging in a sport for yourself or your kids, you should try Wing Chun Marbella. Classes for adults are taught at Impact Gym in Marbella by Sifu Ben, who has been practicing and competing in the martial art of Wing Chun for over 23 years. Not only is he extremely qualified, but he is an all around great guy and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Just read some of the reviews on our site and you will see that Sifu Ben has really struck a chord with his students, who are learning some pretty amazing stuff from a master.

First class is FREE, so there's nothing to lose. Click here to read more…

TIP: Kids classes in wing chun are held at Centro Spa in Hotel Sultan Marbella led by licensed instructor Raul Va. 40 euro per month.

* Galaxia Playcenter

Galaxia Playcenter in Guadalmina, San Pedro has initiated the new fall hours. If you have small kids and babies, meet other moms on Fridays from 11:00am to 12:30pm for a fun "Baby Dance" class. First time is this Friday and entrance is FREE! Open to kids from 3 months to 3 years. Click here to read more...

TIP: This opportunity is not only for mums and babies, but dads are welcome too. :)

* Kids triathlon club

The Marbella kids triathlon club (Club de Triatlon de Niños en Marbella) has been running for six years offering training in swimming, running and biking for kids approximately 8 years old (may be younger depending on ability) to 23 years old. We attended the tryouts last Wednesday (don’t worry, it’s not too late) and it looks like an intense club for serious athletes and kids who love sport. At only 30 euro a month for training 5 days a week, this is one of the best bargains in town. Click here to read more...

TIP: I literally just spoke with a member of the adult triathlon club and he guarantees that the kids club is very special, very serious, somewhere that kids can really move forward as an athlete, a place to make lifelong friends and where every kid is "a good one". Good influences and healthy living. It sounds like a winner to me.

* Wanted: Alboran school uniform

One of our readers needs a school uniform for Colegio de Alboran and asks, ”Anyone have any school uniform for a boy aged 4 from Collegio Alboran?? please let me know!”

If you would like to get in touch, leave a comment on the page in this link. Click here to read more…

TIP: Look for uniforms from your school or post the ones you want to get rid of and make a bit of extra cash by using our School Uniform Exchange page.

* School uniform exchange

Please use our School uniform exchange page to get rid of, exchange, buy or sell used (but in good condition) school uniforms for any school on the Costa del Sol. The more of us using it, the better choice we have. Please share the link with other parents and we can all save a ton on our kids’ uniforms this year. Click here to read more…

* Fire Aid concert a success

The Fire Aid concert that was held last Monday in aid of victims of the August fires proved to be a success raising over 18,000 euro, which all goes to the Red Cross Malaga Province. This was an incredible seven day achievement from inception to delivery of an international variety show to help the region and specifically the areas worst affected by the devastating fires. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Fair

You may have seen some billboards posted around town for the San Pedro fair, which is taking place this year from October 16 to 21. The schedule has not been released yet, but we will upload it for you as soon as it is. You can take a look at last year’s schedule now (bookmark the page) and get an idea of what to expect. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t know what a feria in Spain is like? Click here to find out more.

* Marbella Mac Solutions workshops

Marbella Mac Solutions is offering the second in a series of workshops this Monday on Mountain Lion. OS X Mountain Lion is here, and has over 200 new features. This Workshop will tell you what you need to know before you upgrade or have already upgraded, and give you a first look at some of the top new features, and why they matter to you.

What will be covered: Documents in iCloud, Notification Center, New security features, How to purchase and install, And more...This seminar is perfect for both experienced Mac users interested in upgrading, as well as new users who want to know more about how OS X works. Click here to read more…

TIP: I attended last Monday’s iCloud/Dropbox workshop and learned a whole lot. You will learn things that they just won’t tell you at the Apple Store. Highly recommended.

* Zoo de Castellar

We hear that Zoo de Castellar is an excellent zoo/rescue center. We would like to create a page for them, but haven't there yet. If anyone has visited this zoo before, please share your experience with us. You can send us a PM on Facebook, reply to this email address or email us at Click here to read more…

Charity family fun day

Family Fun Day September 30th from 11:30am to 7:00pm in memory of Alain Mols and to raise funds for the Elliot George Foundation, which helps children with special needs. Children's charity walk, entertainment, magic show, games, raffle, market and more. BAR LOS ARCOS & BENAVISTA BOWLING CLUB · Urb. El Paraiso. Ctra. N-340 Km. 167, Estepona

Still looking for volunteers and donations for raffle prizes. Call Elena at 609.762.211 (Spanish) and Mel 952.885.148 (English ). Please share this event! It’s for a really good cause.Click here to read more…

* Gymnastics for boys

One of our readers asks, “My 9 year old son is interested in gymnastic classes. Does anyone have any information of any classes around the San Pedro area?"”

If you have a son in gymnastics, please share your experience and any information with us. Send us a message in reply to this email or and we will pass on the information. Click here to read more… (scroll to Tuesday September 11)

* No Sunday shopping hours

Just a reminder that El Corte Ingles and La Cañada shopping centers will no longer be open on Sundays. The stores have gone back to their fall/winter schedules and will re-open on Sundays only in December, so you’ll just have to get your shopping done on Saturdays. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are arriving for a holiday/from a holiday on Saturday evening and have no time to get some basics for the kitchen, you can always go to Opencor. They're open everyday and have long opening hours.

* Clubs and teams

Joining a club or team is the perfect way to learn a new skill, make friends and enjoy yourself at the same time for both parents and kids. Check out our list of clubs and teams to see what’s out there. If there is an activity that is not on your list, but need help to find, just contact us at and we’ll help you. Likewise, share any good clubs or activities with us that you can recommend. Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t forget to browse our Family Forum for more, groups, clubs and lessons for the kids…and yourself! Go to Schools, Camps & Clubs

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

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