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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 27, 2013
September 27, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 27, 2013

* 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 27th until Thursday October 3rd.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
2 Guns

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
White House Down
2 Guns

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
White House Down
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Place Beyond the Pines
The Lone Ranger
Despicable Me 2
One Direction: This Is Us (3D)

Cinesur Plaza del Mar:
The Place Beyond the Pines

TIP: During holidays, or 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. Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Costa Bear Marbella

We have been hearing great things lately about Costa Bear where you can build your own teddy bear. It is also the perfect place to hold birthday parties. They supply all of the bears and entertainment, decorate their spacious room, organize the food and cake, and even have a funky disco for little ones to dance the night away. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you prefer to celebrate your birthday at home, Costa Bear can come to you!

* Health First Studio

Health First Studio has been going strong with their kids fitness classes. Groups for boys and girls are now organized focusing on reaching personal goals in a fun, caring and professional environment.

Health First Studio offers high performance training, personal training, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, massage and group classes for children aged 6 to 18, adults and senior citizens. Highly recommended!Click here to read more…

TIP: Saturday yoga classes starting tomorrow morning!

* Swans International School

Swans International School has had a great kickoff to a new academic year as well as a successful day at this weeks swim meet with 6 winners and many, many second and third place finishes. Swans is an extremely well established centre of excellence for children 3-18 years old with a fantastic reputation. Just check out some of our parent reviews! Click here to read more…

TIP: Swans has a fantastic and active Facebook page, which has been a great tool to keep in touch with parents.

* C.F. Inter Marbella

C.F. Inter Marbella football club is going full force with training taking on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

There are very few opportunities for girls football in Marbella, so bring your daughters, nieces and granddaughters to the pitch to enter one of the best football clubs on the coast.Click here to read more...

TIP: Enjoy brand new equipment and kits!

* Zoroastro Catering

Why spend your holidays cooking for your guests? Do something special and have Zoroastro catering take care of your meals offering the best homemade Persian and Armenian cooking that you will find on the Costa del Sol.

In a place where it is hard to find exotic cuisine such as Persian and Armenian cooking, Zoroastro Catering is a blessing to have in Marbella and throughout the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

TIP: You have to try the Mizza Chasemi - Chargrilled auberine, eggs, garlic and tomatoes. It is to die for!

* Dance Marbella

Dance Marbella is a great place for kids to not only learn how to dance, but also to improve their health, develop their muscles, increase flexibility, balance and posture as well as gain self confidence!

Latin and Ballroom dancing helps children to feel and understand music, be creative and active, get stronger and fitter and understand how the body works.

classes for kids ( 3-5 y o ) 16.30-17.25
classes for kids ( 6+) 17.30-18.25
classes for teens (10 +) 19.00-19.55
classes for adults 20.00-20.55

Mondays and Thursdays. Click here to read more…

TIP: Private classes also available!

* Veterinarian La Campana

Veterinarian La Campana is a recommended vet to take your pets to for regular check ups, surgeries, grooming and pet food/supplies.

Their modern and well-equipped facilities and a professional team are devoted to solving any health issues that your pet may have. Click here to read more...

TIP: We love Clinica Veterinaria La Campana’s grooming services too.

* Route 66 American diner

Route 66 Marbella in Puerto Banus is a great place to take the kids for Sunday morning pancakes, sweet BBQ ribs, west coast salmon fillets, homemade desserts and much more.

Located on Antonio Banderas square, this is the place to gather on the terrace for lunch and let the kids run around or get the babysitter for a night out on the town enjoying some of Route 66s signature cocktails. Try it!Click here to read more…

TIP: Easy underground parking in Puerto Banus.

* Yoga classes

Starting tomorrow, September 28th, iyengar yoga classes will be held every Saturday at Health First Studio by Carola Polo, an expert in her field and a very popular teacher on the coast. A must try if you are into yoga. Click here to read more…

TIP: Located in La Campana, Marbella with easy parking!

* Marbella weather

We have been enjoying the most amazing weather all throughout September, you wouldn’t believe that summer is actually over. However, rain is forecast for Saturday, so pack your umbrellas. The good news is that the rest of the week looks like sunshine and cloud free skies.

Figure out what to pack for your next trip to Marbella by consulting the Marbella Weather Guide. Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Fair

The Feria de San Pedro 2013 is held this year from October 15 - 21. We are still waiting for the official schedule to be released, however, you can mark your calendar and bookmark last year’s page to find out what to expect. Click here to read more…

* Health & Fitness

Summer is over and it's time to get healthy and back in shape. Check out these recommendations for Marbella health clubs and services. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Monday street market

No trip to Marbella is complete without a trip to one of the local street markets. This is the best time to get bargains! The market is held on the local fairgrounds (recinto ferial) near the Poligono Industrial (industrial zone) on Avenida Las Albarizas and Calle Platino on the east side of town near the fountain of the three boats. Click here to read more…

TIP: Like to shop? Click here to find more local street markets and shopping areas.

* Nanny/Housekeeper looking for work

One of our readers is looking for extra work for her nanny for whom she has very nice things to say: ”Our nanny Almira has been working with us the last 3 years, and since our son will be going to school from now on, she would like to offer her services and experience to another family in the morning. She will keep on working with us in the afternoon.”

If you are looking for help around the house and with the kids, contact Frederique or Almira asap. Click here to read more…

* Torremolinos Fair

The Torremolinos Fair “Feria de San Miguel” has been running since last Wednesday, however there is still time to enjoy the fun. Enjoy a day out of fun, music, dance and loads of entertainment for the whole family until Sunday September 29. Click here to read more…

TIP Avoid going on Saturday. Rain is expected!

* Mac computer classes

Marbella Mac Solutions has a new schedule out for those who want to learn Mac basics to advanced techniques for creating documents and photos. Next class September 7th - iPhoto Workshop.

This workshop goes from the basic concepts to advanced editing and color correcting your photos. We will cover the differences in Albums and Folder to Events to Faces. How to create Smart Albums, Meta tag your photos. Importing pictures from multiple sources. Export and importing in various formats. How to create separate libraries. How to create Books and Calendars and other keepsakes... in addition learning how to backup and save your photos and more importantly how not to break the iPhoto library and much much more.... Click here to read more…

TIP: We have tried these classes before and can highly recommend them.

* Giving birth in Spain

One of our readers needs a bit of advice and asks, "If I was in the UK, I would have my baby at an NHS hospital and I have been told I can get the same state treatment at the Costa Del Sol hospital in Marbella if I complete the S2 form with the NHS.

Has anyone been down this road before and could advise?!! Many thanks "

If you can help, please add a comment. Hennie will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Read more on local hospitals and birth experiences.

* Family friendly hotel in Cadiz

One of our readers would like a recommendation and asks, ”I'm looking for a hotel to go to next weekend around Cadiz. It will be me, my partner and our 2 year old daughter. It would have to be a family friendly hotel, who would be ok with young children. It would be great if anyone knew of a hotel with a park or play area close.”

We have gathered a great list of recommendations, so check it out if you are also looking for a hotel in Cadiz. Or, add to our growing list. Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

* A short history of Marbella

Read a short history of Marbella before you head off to the land of the sun. Do you know what Marbella was called historically? Click here to read more…

* Marbella party planning

The Marbella Party Planning Guide is your one stop page to figure out the best way to celebrate your child's next birthday party. Recommended venues, caterers, cake makers, entertainers and more! Click here to read more…

* Marbella with babies

Coming to Marbella with baby in tow? Check out these baby friendly places and services.Click here to read more…

TIP: Do you have a baby friendly place or service to recommend? Tell us about it!

* Charity coffee morning

Wake up and join us for a coffee morning in aid of Cudeca and the McMillan cancer support at La Sala restaurant in Puerto Banus.

Please pop along for some mouth watering naughtiness, a nice chat and meet some new friends all in one go! Share this link! Click here to read more…

* Andalusian excursions

Whether you are in Marbella for a day or a month, check out what you can see and do in town or out of town. Day trips are easy and fun! Click here to read more…

* 3 Million Club

Please join Marbella Family Fun who are working to eradicate child mortality due to malnutrition.

The 3 Million Club is a humanitarian initiative set in motion by people struck by the tragedy of child starvation and the belief that it can be avoided thanks to new approaches and technologies.

OBJECTIVE: To stop the clock on child mortality due to malnutrition by 2020.

PLAN: To take the local food bank concept to a global audience by using the infrastructure of existing social enterprises, and by-passing traditional fund-raising intermediaries.

Click here to read more…

TIP: Would you like to be an Ambassador of the 3 Million Club? Contact franck@3million club or to get involved!

* Thank you!

Thank you to all of our Facebook & Twitter fans and active readers. We are very grateful for all of your help. Your recommendations, tips and efforts to share news give our community the best chances to find what they are looking for.

Take a look at some of the testimonials we get! Click here to read more…

* Event search app

We love CalendApp to find out what is happening in Marbella. This is a very user friendly tool for your phone that you are going to love too. Download it now from the App Store! Click here to read more…

* Wagner’s dream

For the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner, watch Wagner's Dream - a documentary about the most spectacular production in the history of the New York metropolitan opera house on Saturday September 28th. Click here to read more…

* Alora Soup Festival

The Alora soup festival 2013 also known as Día de las Sopas Perotas will be taking place this year on Saturday October 5 starting at 12:00pm. Perota soup is named after the locals of Alora who are called Perotas. Click here to read more…

* Looking for Spanish speaking nanny

One of our readers is looking to hire and asks, ”Hello, We are looking for a Spanish-speaking nanny in Marbella for July and August 2014. She can be either live-in, or not, depending of what she prefers.”

If this could be you, contact Alex! Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote your business. Contact us if you would like to meet up or have any questions: 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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

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