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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday July 20, 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 20th until Thursday July 26th.

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

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Dark Knight Rises
Ice Age 4
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D
Ice Age 4
Men in Black 3 – 2D
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Avengers 2D
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* La Fishita restuarant

Our family had a fantastic meal at La Fishita last night. This is a great place to get not only the freshest and most original fish and chips in Marbella, but other amazing dishes that you can't find anywhere else. Try their lamb kebabs, peppered steak pie, jumbo battered Cambridgeshire Gold sausages, fish cakes, and pickled ginger and wasabi mayo. Finish it all off with a pineapple fritter sundae or a banana split. Yum! Click here to read more...

TIP: Comfortable terrace and easy parking behind the Casino in Nueva Andalucia.

* Maison Afrique du Sud

Maison Afrique du Sud has a fantastic assortment of high quality furniture. They are well known for their tailored loose cover sofas and chairs, armchairs, tub chairs, club chairs and ottomans.

Pop into their 700sq m showroom for a look around and find that piece of furniture or artwork you have always been looking for. They have beautiful unique items that are imported from South Africa. Click here to read more…

TIP: The staff is so friendly and very attentive. Great customer service!

* Swans School summer camp

If you just arrived to Marbella and not sure where to place the kids or have been here for a while and the kids are complaining their bored, why not take them to Swans Summer Camp? Located in Sierra Blanca just on the northern side of the city, Swans offers an exciting and varied programme for 4 - 10 year olds Mondays to Fridays from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The fun lasts until Friday July 27.

Next week's program:

Monday 23rd - Science Fun, Scavenger Hunt, Story and Rhyme Time, Swimming.

Tuesday 24th– Cookery workshop, Table Tennis, Sports, Swimming.

Wednesday 25th – Role Play and Dressing up, Cycling, Music and Movement, Water Play and Swimming.

Thursday 26th– Parque Nagüeles, Swimming, Summer School Show.

Friday 27th– Party, Clown and Cinema Show. Click here to read more...

* Bryan Ferry in concert

Tonight Bryan Ferry performs for one night only at the Puente Romano Tennis Club.

This live show will be packed with classics from his Roxy Music days in the early 70s and his enduring solo career, which has spanned five decades. With his inimitable style, charisma and fantastic repertoire, this show promises to be one of the most sophisticated and hotly anticipated concerts this summer season.

Tickets are on sale now at El Corte Ingles, or call: +34 952 820 900 or +34 665 076 949. Click here to read more…

TIP: Next concert at the Puente Romano Tennis Club: Friday August 3rd - “Disco Under the Stars” A night of disco classics featuring, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Odyssey and Jaki Graham”

* Mangaletta restaurant

One of our readers has recommended a new restaurant in Marbella and says, ”Mangaletta is a beach restaurant in Bahia de Marbella, Los Monteros beach, and I can recommend it for families. Never had a bad meal there, and have visited many times.”

Have you been to Mangaletta? Feel free to comment on this page. Click here to read more…

* Marbella child care

One of our readers is recommending a babysitter and says, ”May I introduce Vesna, who has many years experience in child care. She offers caring, reliable, low-cost care to families in Marbella and surrounding areas. Excellent care. And the kids love her.”

Marbella Family Fun has not tested or checked any childcare services on our site, so please check references before you leave your child with anyone. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you have tried these services, please comment on the page and share your experience.

* Marbella pet care

One of our readers is recommending a pet sitter and says, ”We are a busy family with two lively dogs who needed more exercise and attention than we could give. We contacted Walkies Marbella and we are glad we did. Very friendly and reliable. Also inexpensive. Highly recommended.”

Marbella Family Fun has not tested or checked these services, so please check references before you leave your pet with anyone. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you have tried these services, please comment on the page and share your experience.

* Free city music concerts

Free music concerts by La Banda Municipal de Música (City Music Band) on July 21 and August 11 on Plaza de la Iglesia in San Pedro Alcantara and on July 22 and August 12 at the Puerto Deportivo de Marbella (Marbella Sport Port). All concerts start at 9:00pm. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out our Calendar of Events to see what else is happening around town during your stay.

* Need a good vet

We had a great response from our readers when another asked, ”Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced vet in the nueva Andalucia / marbella area?”

If you also need a vet in the area, take a look at the choices you have. If you have a vet you can recommend or an experience to share (good or bad), please add to our growing list! Click here to read more…

* Housekeeper looking for work

One of our readers is looking for work and writes, ”Housekeeper in Marbella Seeks Housekeeper Job. Dependable and experienced housekeeper available for work in the San Pedro - Nueva Andalucia - Guadalmina area. Speaks Spanish and English. References and CV available.”

Marbella Family Fun has not tested or checked any housekeeping services on our site, so please check references before hiring anyone. Click here to read more…

* Women’s football club

Why should guys have all the fun? Join the new Women's Football Club with an FA qualified coach. From 8 - 9pm at the Aztec Club in Riviera del Sol every Wednesday, beginners & players all very welcome. €5 per person. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you’re not into football, maybe you know of others who are, so please share this link with anyone you know who would be interested.

* iMovie training

MMS (Marbella Mac Solutions) will be running a week of intense film making courses, starting on the Monday the 23rd of July and continuing until the the 27th. This class runs 4 hrs a day from 10am to 2 pm. Only a few spaces left, so hurry if you’re interested. Click here to read more…

TIP: We use Marbella Mac Solutions for all of our computer needs, so we can highly recommend them!

* More buying power in Spain

Spain's currency, the euro, has fallen to a two-year low against the US dollar. One American dollar now buys 82 euro cents. Or, to put it another way, a euro is worth $1.22.

To put that into perspective, the euro reached $1.47 in April 2011. Which means Americans visiting Europe are getting 20% more bang for the buck than they were a little over a year ago. Click here to read more…

* Sand sculpture festival

Look out for the 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival "The Grand Sand" at Playa de Levante in Marbella, which started July 18 and lasts well after summer until October 14. Well known artists come from all over Europe to present their work, which must be 3 - 6 meters tall and use a space of 1600 sq. m. Competitions with young artists, students from art schools, and kid sandcastle competitions as well as sand sculpture workshops are open to the public. Click here to read more…

* The Human Body exhibition

Our latest review about The Human Body exhibition: ”I saw this exhibition about 10 years ago in the UK. It was amazing then and I am sure it can only have got better! Although I don't think it's appropriate for young children. I will be going again to the one in Marbella but without my 4 year old. Some of the exhibits can be a bit shocking but most of it is informative and educational.”

This exhibition runs at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella until Septemeber 15th. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro artisan market

San Pedro de Alcantara holds an Arts and Craft Market on the San Pedro beach boardwalk every Saturday and Sunday in the summer under the name "San Pedro Marítimo". Click here to read more…

* Marbella souk Zoko del Sol

The Marbella Souk Zoco del Sol is held everyday in the summer from 11.00 am until around midnight on Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banus (next to El Corte Inglés department store). Twenty-five stands will be presented with arts & crafts, jewelry, fragrances and vintage items. Click here to read more…

* Marbella attractions

If you’re looking for ideas on what to see and do in Marbella, just scroll down our list of local attractions to find out what interests your family most. Read our reviews and feel free to share your experiences after you go.

There is so much to see and do in Marbella with the kids. Take a look! Click here to read more…

* Marbella wins!

Yesterday, by accident, I ran into one of our readers from the US (what are the chances of that?!) with whom I've been helping a lot by answering email questions and giving guidance on what to do and see in Marbella. When we realized we "knew" each other we just had to hug like old friends.

I was showered in praise for the site and was told that the only reason her family was in Marbella was because of Marbella Family Fun. Competing for the spot were Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and other Spanish destinations. It feels so good to hear such nice words and I am proud. Viva 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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