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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- March 16, 2012
March 16, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday March 16, 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 March 16th until Thursday March 22nd.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
John Carter

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
War Horse
The Artist
Red Lights

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Club de Conversación

We have received such nice reviews for Club de Conversación and have heard many positive things about this Spanish conversational group from both friends and our Facebook fans. It is a low pressure, fun and easy way to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere talking about subjects relative to your everyday life.

The groups meet at various local cafes making it a positive and informal experience without the pressure of homework and boring textbooks. If you want to learn Spanish and have never been successful, try one of the classes at Club de Conversación. There’s nothing to lose!

TIP: Total beginners welcome too. Click here to

* Laude San Pedro International School

It’s that time of year when parents are either looking into schools to enroll their children into or need to plan for the summer holidays and need a summer camp. Laude San Pedro International School has both, offering an enhanced English National curriculum as well as the Spanish Bachillerato for students 2 to 18 years old.

Laude also keeps kids busy over the holidays with a fun and inspiring summer school program. Click here to read more...

* Easter events

Easter is right around the corner and we have been gathering some new events on the site. If you have an event to promote or know of a fun place to go Easter egg hunting or just spend a nice Easter afternoon, send us the details. Our readers will appreciate it! Click here to read more...

* Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet

Do you like Guess, Fornarina and Calvin Klein? Just found out that the Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet (yes, there are outlets here!) has all of these for prices starting at only 25 euro.

And if you're a Levi's fan they've got 501s for only 59 euro (or 2 pair for 75 euro). I have to fly home to the US to get prices like these, so take advantage while they’re still in stock. Click here to read more...

* Easter party at Galaxia

Join the Easter fun at the Galaxia Playcenter for an Easter egg hunt, balloon animals, face painting and special visits from Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh and even the Easter Bunny on Sunday April 8th.

Loads of fun for the whole family waits at this 1150 square meter play centre located in the Guadalmina shopping centre next to Supersol in San Pedro de Alcántara.

TIP: Galaxia is open at 11:00 every day during Easter week.Click here to read more...

* Maison Afrique du Sud

At Maison Afrique du Sud you can find not only some of the most comfortable sofas (with removable covers!), but you can also find unique pieces of African art and sculpture. We don't know of any other place in Marbella that offers this large of a selection of African art and furniture.

During my last visit to the store I noticed they had these amazing model boats that are not only a nice decorative piece, but a fantastic work of art that is so intricate and beautiful to look at as well. A perfect gift for those that like all things nautical. Click here to read more...

* Top 10 Marbella beaches

With Easter week many tourists flood into Marbella ready for some sunshine, a bit of a tan and spend some time on the beach. Take a look at the results of our Top 10 Marbella beach survey for some of the best beaches around. If you have a beach you like that’s not on the list, make a comment at the bottom of the page. There’s always room for more. Click here to read more…

* Where to find amaretti biscuits

One of our readers asks, “Hi its me again! I had such a great response from my liquid glucose query, I'm wondering if anybody knows where I can buy Amaretti biscuits in the Marbella area?”

Wow! We got a great response from our readers, so take a look at some of the venues where you can find these Italian treats. And if you have any more recommendations, please tell us about it! And thank you to our active MFF community who have helped this reader out. Good job! Click here to read more…

* Dog licence in Spain

One of our readers has had an interesting experience to share on getting a dog license in Spain, “Has anyone else experienced the nightmare that is getting a dog licence that is required for 'dangerous' dogs?

If you own a dog over 20lbs you need a licence and a muzzle (on dog not you) and a short lead, but need another separate licence for owning dangerous dog. If you have these dogs and don't have a licence beware of massive fines etc. Incidentally your dog may be classed as dangerous here but not in the UK… ”

The story continues with lots of useful information for dog owners, so keep reading if you have a dog. And feel free to comment on our page if you have your own experience to share. Click here to read more…

* Looking for a GCSE tutor

One of our readers needs help and asks, “I am looking for a GCSE Tutor who can cover a range of subjects, on a part time basis (several mornings per week) in the Mijas area. To start asap. Can anyone help or recommend somebody? Many thanks. ”

If you are a tutor or have someone to recommend, please let us know ( If you are also looking for a bit of help with your childrens’ studies, take a look at the recommendations we have accumulated already.Click here to read more…

* Salidas Abiertas

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. The next walk is this Sunday March 18 to Sierra Blanca - Istán – Ojén. It is an intermediate/advanced 11km walk. If you missed the registration period, you still have time for the following walk on April 1st to Sierra Blanca - La Concha (Marbella’s famous landmark mountain). This is an advanced 14km walk and costs only 6 euro.

TIP 1: Registration is open from Monday to Thursday the week before each walk, except for the walk on weekends in which registration opens two weeks before the walk.

TIP 2: If you are interested in walking the famous Camino de Santiago, you may want to mark your calendar for the registration date. This is a very special walk and may fill up quickly. Click here to read more…

* Support group for children with Aspergers

One of our readers needs your support and asks, “Does anyone know of any support groups in the area for children with Aspergers? It would also be good to meet other parents in a similar situation. Please feel free to contact me.”

Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. Please help out if you know where this reader can turn to. Click here to read more…

* Vive Tu Puerto Marbella!

The next edition of Vive Tu Puerto Marbella will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 with live music, concerts and children's entertainment.

Children's entertainment includes a magic show, juggling, comedy act and face painting. Live entertainment for parents too!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.

Unfortunately, events that take place on the weekend are announced in our newsletter on Fridays giving you only a day or two’s notice. 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…

* Easter egg hunt at Arboretum park

Charity Arboretum Marbella will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at their beautiful public park on Wednesday 4th April.

From 3pm families are invited to Arboretum and will be given a tour around this stunning green space filled with plants, trees and vegetables native to the Malaga region. Then teams will be given clues on where the eggs are hidden and the race is on to find all the eggs. The first team to get back to the start having found all the eggs will be the winner! Click here to read more…

* St. Patrick’s Day in Fuengirola

On Saturday March 17, 2012 the commercial center Parque Miramar in Fuengirola is holding a St. Patricks Day celebration from 12:00pm to 8:00pm with food, entertainment and fun and games for the kids. Click here to read more…

* Mother’s and Father’s Days

Father’s Day is celebrated in the US, the UK and many other countries in June, however, in Spain it is celebrated on March 19th. This year March 19th falls on a Monday. Not as easy as celebrating the day on the third Sunday of the month, but expect your children to bring home a little card or something special from school over the weekend or on Monday.

But wait! There’s more! We now have two reasons to celebrate! Mother's Day in the UK is celebrated this Sunday March 18th too. You will find some local restaurants are recognizing this day and have some special lunch offers. Be on the look out. Click here to read more…

* Advertise on Marbella Family Fun

Interested in advertising your business or posting an event on Marbella Family Fun? Simply upload your information for FREE. However, if you are looking for even more exposure contact us and we can discuss all of our advertising packages with you.

We would like to inform you that as of April 1st, we are increasing our prices, so let us know before March 31st to take advantage of our low offers. Click here to see our listing prices…

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

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