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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 30, 2011
September 30, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 30, 2011

* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday September 30th until Thursday October 6th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Friends with Benefits

Fuengirola Miramar:
The Three Musketeers

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Three Musketeers
The Tree of Life
Cowboys & Aliens
Super 8
Planet of the Apes

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* – online library

We recently came across this fabulous concept with An online library where you can rent books, toys, DVDs and video games in both English and Spanish.

My daughter is a voracious reader and we seem to need a budget for her reading habits...which is a good thing that she reads, but it can certainly put a dent in our wallets. Take a look at and try it out for yourselves. And let us know how it goes too! Click here to read more...

* Teba cheese festival

The Andalusian Artisan Cheese Festival in Teba (Feria Mercado del Queso Artesano de Andalucia) will be held this year from Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 8 in the village of Teba. This village is located in the mountains just an hour and a half from Marbella.

So if you appreciate Spanish cheeses, then this is the place to stock up! Click here to read more...

* 1st Ochsenfest meat festival

Ok, we´ve got the cheese covered at the Teba cheese festival, now it´s time to stock up on meat. Next Friday indulge in tender roast beef, haxe pork knuckle and spicy sausages like you´ve never tasted before. This is not only a meat festival, but a Garden Party, ‘Boogie Nights’ 70s/80s Disco and Crafts Market as well. Click here to read more...

* Siente Marbella – food, art and music festival

This Saturday October 1st visit Old Town Marbella to experience Siente Marbella!. This is an event to tempt the senses with sound, touch and taste that includes fun and games for the kids too - balloon animals, puppetry, face painting and special environmental education activities for the kids by Fuengirola Zoo (Biparc) focusing on animal habits and way of life, how we share our habitat with them and how to decrease the problem of endangerment. Click here to read more...

* TweetMarbella

Next Wednesday October 5th TweetMarbella is going on tour to a new venue – Vasari Cafe in Puerto Banus. This is a free, informal, social event. A great opportunity to meet other local business people, as well as a think tank for social media marketing for business. If you´d like to learn more about Twitter, Facebook and other social media, then this is the place to be. Click here to read more...

* Feria de San Miguel in Torremolinos

The Feria de San Miguel in Torremolinos kicked off last Wednesday, but we still have a few days left of fun. This is a great place to soak yourself in the local Spanish culture eating traditional Spanish food like tapas and paella, dancing to flamenco in the streets and drinking homemade sherry or local beer.

Sunday is Children´s Day, when all the attractions are half off! Click here to read more...

Looking for a good photographer

One of our readers asks: “Can you recommend a photograph studio around Marbella to make good profile pictures for the internet e.g for linked in, job applications etc.”

If you are a photographer or know of someone you trust, please make a comment on the link below and add to our growing list! Click here to read more...

Need helium balloons

One of our readers asks: “I am looking for somewhere in the Marbella area where I can purchase helium balloons?”

We´ve got one clear winner here with most of you recommending the same venue. If you need balloons, check out what others have said. And if you have a favorite place that hasn´t been mentioned yet, please leave a comment! Click here to read more...

* Party planning in Marbella

There must be loads of partying going on, because the site has been quite active with party planning questions. So we´ve beefed up our category on Parties to help you get organized with recommendations for caterers, party planners, chocolate fountain rentals, clowns, magicians and more! Click here to read more...

* La Colonia El Angel Feria

And yet another fair! This one is in La Colonia El Angel in San Pedro Alcántara. The fun and games kicked off yesterday, but there is still time to join in. The feria lasts until Sunday when the traditional mass and procession takes place through the streets of La Colonia. Click here to read more...

* Abandoned puppy looking for new home

Literally fresh off the press…we just received this request to help find a home for a gorgeous little puppy. Our readers posts: “It is been a week since I found in the area of Puerto Banus a sad, hungry and very submissive puppy. It all happened when I was trying to park my car and a black and white puppy appeared from nowhere followed my car and waited for me to open the door. …”

Please help! If you can´t take in this little critter, then please forward the link to others. Together we can make a difference. Click here to read more...

* Alora Soup Festival

And if cheese and meat festivals aren´t enough for you, then check out the soup festival in Alora! The 9th Alora soup festival also known as Día de las Sopas Perotas will be taking place this year on Saturday October 8. Perota soup is named after the locals of Alora who are called Perotas. Click here to read more...

* Magnificent Parents Workshop

How would you like to be the parent that you always dreamed of? Inspiring your children, contributing to their self-esteem, motivating their learning, effortlessly and elegantly and utilizing your inner resources to be more even more magnificent than you already are.

Attend the next Magnificent Parents Workshop on Wednesday October 5th to find out how! We all have some sort of issue to sort out with our children whether they´re toddlers or teenagers, so there is something for everyone to learn. Click here to read more...

* Fuengirola Fair

If you´re going to miss the fairs in San Pedro and Torremolinos, don´t fret! You have another chance to catch the Feria del Rosario in Fuengirola. The website confirms the fair will be held from Thursday October 6th until Wednesday October 12th, however we cannot yet find the program. We will be posting it as soon as we find it, so stay tuned! Click here to see last year´s program...

* Introductory printmaking course

There are still a few more days left to sign up to the introductory printmaking course at the Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking). The course begins on Thursday October 6th and runs every Thursday until December. There are both morning and afternoon sessions that are suitable for parents in the morning or after school for older kids…or for just about anyone who is over the age of 13. Click here to read more...

* Malaga Oktoberfest

Wait! There´s more! Ok, now we´re going to wash down all the cheese, meat and soup from the other festivals with a large mug of beer (and possibly a pretzel or two) at the Malaga Oktoberfest held from October 7th to the 17th.

It´s a great chance to explore our neighbor Malaga and soak up the German ambience at the same time. The festival offers not only food and drink, but German music too. Prost! Click here to read more...

* Calendar of Events

If you can´t remember all these dates for all of these festivals, then go to our Calendar of Events page. October is all full up with loads of events already (in case you haven´t noticed) and there are surely more to come! Keep coming back to this page to see what´s going on in and around Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more...

* Ecological chicken at Alcampo

Yesterday I had popped into Alcampo at the La Cañada shopping center to get some shopping done and I was really pleased to find ecological chicken. There were whole chickens and chicken breast.

Lately I have been trying to buy organic whenever possible and often order from Andalucia Ecologica (, which is a great online store for organic products. However, it´s great to see that I can pop into Alcampo and get organic products such as these in between my orders when needed. It´s great that more and more stores are stocking up on ecological products. Click here to read more about buying ecological products on the Costa del Sol

* Halloween Events

We are now gearing up for the Halloween season and are putting together a list of fun events for the kids. If you have an event to promote or know of a fun Halloween party, please let us know and we´ll include it with the others. Click here to post an event

* Moving to OR living in Spain?

If you´re planning on moving to Spain or living here, then you may be interested in this downloadable e-book Moving and Living in Spain. This guide helps you answer basic questions such as

• Does Spain have a good school system? Are there English speaking schools?, • What permits do you need to live in Spain? Where can you get them? • How can you get into the Health Care System in Spain and how good is it? Immediate download and refundable if you´re not satisfied. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Family Fun upgrade

In the next week or so we will be upgrading our site to a new look and feel. Our site has grown tremendously and we are organizing our material so that you can find what you need quicker and more easily. So, bear with us with the changes, there may be some growing pains!

It´ll be a bit like walking into the supermarket and not finding the milk where it used to be. A bit frustrating, but once you get the hang of it, you´ll see that it is all for the better.

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

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