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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- August 24, 2012
August 24, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday August 24, 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 August 24th until Thursday August 30th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
The Bourne Legacy

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Expendables 2
The Bourne Legacy

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Expendables 2
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D
Prometheus 2D
Prometheus 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D
Ice Age 4
The Dictator
The Bourne Legacy
The Pirates 3D
The Pirates 2D
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* The Marbella Youth Theatre

The Marbella Youth Theatre is gearing up for another fun year of drama, dance and singing for kids aged 3 to 18. Last year our daughter loved these classes and learned so much as well as gain a ton of self confidence. Highly recommended! Sign up now! Click here to read more...

TIP: Watch the short video from their production of A Wizard of Oz at Christmas.

* Marbella walks and bike trails

One of our readers asks, ”Are there any books on walks and cycle rides around the Marbella area (east and west of this area as well would be helpful)? “

We got a few answers for you, if you are interested in exploring our beautiful nature and surroundings. If you have any other books to recommend, please let us know! Click here to read more…

* Marbella pediatrician

One of our readers needs some recommendations and asks, ”I am looking for a pediatrician in Marbella for my four year old. Is there anyone you can recommend?“

We have some answers for you if you are also looking for someone for your kids. If you have anyone you would like to recommend, please let us know about it by answering in the comment section in the link below. Our readers will appreciate it! Click here to read more...

* School textbooks to give away

We have a bunch of science and biology books in English for both primary and GCSE levels that our school would like to donate. There are about 25 books in each subject. Is there anyone interested in taking these books? If you have any suggestions, please contact us at

* Chinese acrobatic circus

On Saturday August 25th the Chinese Acrobatic Circus will be performing at 7pm and 10pm at the Palacio de Congresos de Marbella.

Tickets may be purchased at the Palacio de Congresos box office or at El Corte Ingles department store. Tickets range in price from 18 euro to 55 euro. Click here to read more…

* Paco Montalvo violin concert

If you can’t make it to the circus, why not take the kids to see 18 year old violinist Paco Montalvo in concert at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella? Montalvo has played at Carnegie Hall in New York and may inspire young ones to take up the violin or motivate your kids to continue playing.

Tickets may be purchased at the Palacio de Congresos box office or at El Corte Ingles department store. Tickets range in price from 18 euro to 55 euro. Click here to read more...

* School uniform exchange

Yep, that time of year is coming round again and it’s time to sort out the childrens’ school uniforms to see what fits and what needs to be acquired. If you are looking to request, exchange, donate or sell outgrown uniforms, check out our School Uniform listing to recycle those expensive items. Click here to read more...

* Don't forget your sunscreen

I recently discovered this amazing sunscreen by Bare Minerals. It's a powder that you just brush over your face. Not greasy and really easy to use and my kids love it. They used to always complain about sprays and lotions getting into their eyes and always thrashed about when I tried to spread it on their face. This is a great alternative that I cannot recommend highly enough. If you can’t find it in your local pharmacy, you can order it online. Click here to read more…

* Dog and cat kennels

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, "I wonder if anyone can recommend a good kennel, and reasonably priced, which would be in the Mijas/Fuengirola/Alhaurin/Coin areas as I am near Mijas pueblo. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. I have been told a lot of kennels are not licensed so want to be sure my pets are going to be happy and safe. Any recommendations would be extremely appreciated. Many thanks."

Boy! Did we get a lot of answers for this one. Take a look at the Dog and Cat Kennel page to find them all in case you are looking for a kennel in this area too. We also have loads of recommendations for kennels in the Estepona/Marbella area. We certainly love our animals! Click here to read more…

* Marbella Soccer Summer Camp

If you are looking for a way for the kids to get more football training during this last week in summer, check out the Marbella Soccer Summer Camp. They are running a special one week course from Monday August 27th to Friday August 31st from 10am to 1pm each day. 100 euros per week. Book now via email:

All ages welcome

Chris Williams Ex Manchester City Academy Coach (0034) 670 92 65 94

Chris is the match analyst for all Malaga C.F. La Liga home and away matches on Global Radio and Talk Radio Europe.

* Picnic in the park

Enjoy a picnic in the park in Benahavis on August 25th with "A Little Night Music" performance by The Two Sopranos and classical ballet from the Marbella Dance School. The event takes place at Parque Torre Leoneras in Benahavis starting at 9:30pm (gates open at 9pm).

Entry is 10 euro (children free) and all money goes to support Cudeca Cancer Hospice. Bring your own picnic for the interval, raffle and silent auction. For more details contact Caroline at

* Flamenco nights at Funny Beach

If you are looking for a night out of flamenco music and entertainment, head out to Funny Beach on Saturday for the last concert of the summer by Navajita Palateá. You may reserve a table for dinner starting at 9:00pm and enjoy the concert which starts at 11:30pm. For more details or to reserve a table call 675 874 480. Click here to read more…

* El Medioevo restaurant

Just got a glowing review for Restaurante El Medioevo in San Pedro. Anyone else been there? Share your experience with us! Click here to read more…

TIP: If there are any other restaurants you have tested out over the summer, tell us about it. We are happy to receive reviews (both good and not so glowing) to share with our readers.

* XVII Festival de Carnaval

XVII Festival de Carnaval 2012 is being celebrated on August 25 at 21.00 in the auditorium of Parque de La Constitución in Marbella. It’s a great chance to get outdoors in the evening and listen to some great music in the fresh outdoors. Click here to read more…

* Puerto Banus street market

No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the Puerto Banus street market. The market is held on Saturday mornings in Puerto Banus near the bullring. The shopping starts at around 9:30am and wraps up around 2:00pm. If you miss this street market you can catch another in San Pedro held on Thursday mornings. Click here to read more…

TIP: Get there as early as possible! The heat gets sweltering and the crowds get thicker as the day goes on.

* Marbella Magic Festival

Another episode of the 2012 Marbemagia Festival will be held on August 26 at the Terrazas del Puerto Deportivo (Marbella Port Terraces). This is the second edition of a festival that began a couple of years ago to show the citizens of Marbella different magic tricks. The programme is completely free to the public both young and old.

A total of 10 magicians from all over Spain will participate in the festival, which has expanded its framework for action and will be shown in five different points of the city, starting at 21.30. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Arts & Crafts Market

Enjoy the last moments of beach shopping at the San Pedro de Alcantara arts and crafts market held on the San Pedro beach boardwalk every Saturday and Sunday. You can find all kinds of local handicrafts from hats to dresses to jewelry. Click here to read more…

TIP: While there stop at Restaurante Guayaba (at the west end of the boardwalk next to Bora Bora) for either lunch or dinner. It’s one of our favorite beach restaurants of the moment!

* San Pedro Arts & Crafts Market

It’s the last weekend before heading back home or getting ready for school, so why not take advantage of all the attractions the Costa del Sol has to offer? There is so much to do and so little time!! Browse through our list of recommended attractions, read our reviews (add a couple of your own!) and head out for some fun and entertainment. Click here to read more…

TIP: We would recommend hitting one of the aquaparks!

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

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