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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday October 26, 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 October 26th until Thursday November 1st.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Taken 2 - International

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Impossible
Paranormal Activity 4
Coming November 16th: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Total Recall
The Impossible
007: Skyfall (premiers Nov 31)
Coming November 16th: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 2

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Halloween at Galaxia Playcenter

Galaxia Playcenter in Guadalmina (San Pedro) is holding an early bird Halloween party for the littlest ones aged 0 - 4 tomorrow (October 27) from 11:00am to 1:30pm. Another fun party for older kids will be held on Wednesday October 31st. Don't miss it! Click here to read more…

TIP: This is a nice chance to spend some time with other like-minded parents and maybe even make some new friends.

* Route 66 American diner

Who needs Hard Rock Cafe when you have Route 66? They have live sports coverage, Sunday roasts, live music and entertainment, a full bar and some all-American favorites. Kids can even run around Antonio Banderas square safely outside and not have to sit patiently in their seats. What more could you ask for? Click here to read more...

TIP: Conveniently located in Puerto Banus. Just park in the underground parking lot on Antonio Banderas square.

* Bellaria Cafe & Bakery

With all the rain, I decided to make a beeline to Bellaria Cafe for a pick me up. A warm cocoa and sticky croissant healed any morning rainy blues. If you can't make it for breakfast one day, then pop in for lunch. They've got fresh salads, hand made pasties, organic sandwiches, lovely quiche and cakes, lots of cakes! You won't regret it. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you are watching your weight or have food intolerances, but still want to have a treat, ask Bellaria to cater to your needs, whether you need gluten free, sugar free or organic. They do it all...and it still tastes marvelous!

* Glow Wellness and Fitness

I have been loving my training and fitness classes at the new Glow Gym in Playas del Duque Puerto Banus. This recently refurbished gym has over 2,500 square meters of machines, swimming pool, hairdresser, fantastic lockers and changing room, cafe and classes in dance, zumba, stretching, aquagym, swimming, pilates, spinning, bosu gliding, yoga, step, G.A.P., toning, circuit training, aerobics and kickboxing as well as personal training services with some of Marbella's top fitness instructors.

There is also a wide range of kids classes including swimming, kickboxing and dance. Your kids will love the classes and the luxurious spa interior feeling like real princes and princesses. First class is free! Click here to read more...

TIP: Located right next to the pharmacy in Puerto Banus.

* The Multisports Club

Half term has been running for some of you already and is coming up for many schools on the coast next week. If you are looking for a fun camp to keep the kids busy, engaged and having fun, check out The Multisports Club. Outdoor activities and sports centre in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. Open at 10am. For more details, contact Elaine on 678286490 or just turn up! Click here to read more…

TIP: Read parent reviews and find out what to expect.

* Tarifa holiday rental

Summer may be behind us, but that doesn't mean you still can't break away to Tarifa. It's just an hour and 15 minutes from Marbella, but you feel like you're in another world with the bohemian atmosphere and surfer terrain.

Casa la Luz is now offering low season prices, so check it out if you're looking for a place to stay. Very reasonably priced and child friendly too! Click here to read more...

* Golf society and partners

One of our readers is looking for a golf buddy and asks, ”I am spending more time here in Marbella and am looking for some golf partners and or a society that plays regularly (ideally not weekends).Any ideas would be most welcome.”

Any suggestions or recommendations? Are you also looking for a golf partner too? Then why not hook up or pass on this link to anyone you know who would be interested. Click here to read more…

* Wing Chun Marbella

Learn the art of wing chun from Sifu Bennie Bosboom who has been practicing and competing in this martial art for over 23 years. Wing Chun is a style of Kung Fu that is a highly effective martial art for self defence.

Sifu Ben has quite the following and an amazing class that will blow your mind. Just read some of the reviews and you will know what I am talking about. Classes offered for both kids and adults. First class is free! Click here to read more…

TIP: From now on 10% of all monthly fees will go directly to a charity in the name of Wing Chun Marbella. Last month a donation was made to Triple AAA. What a fantastic group to be a part of !

* Marbella Halloween Events

Our Halloween events page is growing, so take a look at what there is to see and do with the kids for a bit of spooky Halloween fun.

If you know of a Halloween event taking place on the Costa del Sol tell us about it! We will include it in our Halloween Events page. Click here to read more…

* Trick or Treating

Although Halloween is celebrated more and more throughout Spain with mainly private parties at home or in public venues, trick or treating still hasn’t taken hold, so we don't recommend knocking on strangers' doors. But sometimes kids are just stubborn and still want to knock on doors and beg for candy. So, what do you do? Click here to read more…

* House maintenance

One of our readers needs a recommendation and asks, ”I am a new home owner in Alvarito playa in Costabella. Can you recommend a good, consciencious and not too expensive house maintenance and renovation company. Preferably English speaking?”

We have several recommendations already, so if you are also looking for some help, check out this page. Or, if you have someone you trust and can recommend, please tell us! Click here to read more…

* Rainy day activities

Rain is forecast, once again, for this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and have fun. Check out our list of rainy day activities to see where you can go with the kids, burn some energy and maybe learn a thing or two. Click here to read more…

TIP: Got a rainy day activity or experience you would like to share? Tell us about it!

* Marbella Job Board

Every week we get a couple new listings on our Marbella Job Board, so check out some of the jobs posted if you are looking for work or offering positions. Click here to read more…

* Marbella review

We received this nice review about one of our readers’ experience during her last trip to Marbella. Check out what Suzi Dixon has to say. Click here to read more…

* Free TaeKwonDo classes

TaeKwonDo classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:15-6:15 at MGM Gym. Classes are from the age of 6+ FREE. And students above the age of 16 must have Gym membership. Poomsae and Sparring WTF (light to medium contact). To sign up or to set up a free introduction class call Justin at +34 666 756 692. Click here to read more…

TIP: Did we say FREE Taekwondo classes? Yes, we did.

* National holiday

We’ve got another holiday coming up on November 1st. All Saints Day in Spain - Día de todos los Santos - is celebrated on Thursday November 1st honoring the dead. This is a national holiday and many businesses and schools will be closed on this day. Check out any schedules before you leave the house. Click here to read more…

TIP: La Cañada and El Corte Inglés shopping centers will remain open during this holiday.

* Daylight savings

At 3:00am on Sunday October 28th daylight savings takes effect. It's best to move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. Woo hoo! We’re going to have earlier sunrises from now on. No more waking up in the dark...for a while.

* Computer back up and system maintenance workshop

I often talk about the workshops offered by Marbella Mac Solutions every Monday morning. They are all great, but if you go to only one workshop this year, the next one is the one you have to make... It’s all about backing up your computer, which is so important. There are so many of us out there that would be devastated if we lost all the photos in our library or work documents that have been built up over the years.

Don’t be one of those people who loses all of this information! Attend this workshop to avoid any problems. Don’t miss this one! If you already know what to do, share this link with your friends and family. Click here to read more…

TIP: In this class you will also be talking about how to back up Mail, Address Book, Calendars and Special files, how to use Dropbox and iCloud... how to burn CDs or use external hard drives, Pen Drives and of course Time Capsule and Time Machine.

* Looking for rheumatologist

Can someone please help Francesca Dell who asks, "Can anyone reccomend a rheumatologist consultant on the coast, one that specialises in fibromyalga / cfs would be helpful many thanks"

Go to our Facebook page (scroll to October 22) to find more details and get in touch with Francesca. If you don’t have Facebook, reply to this newsletter and we will forward on any details. Click here to read more…

* Parque de Los Tres Jardines opens

That beautiful park in San Pedro "Parque de Los Tres Jardines" is FINALLY going to open November 1, for the holiday Día del Tostón. It is located near the Poligono Industrial estate in San Pedro across from the Guarnieri BMW showroom. Click here to read more…

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

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