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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- December 6, 2013
December 05, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 6, 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 December 6th until Thursday December 12th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Counselor
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Counselor
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
The Butler

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...

* Dance Marbella Xmas party

Less than 2 weeks left to the Dance Marbella Christmas party. On December 14th at 16:30, we are all invited to come and see what this group has been practicing over the last several months. It's a great chance to bring the kids and see if there is an interest. Click here to read more…

TIP: Dance Marbella is held at Princess Studios in Nueva Andalucia.

* Health First Studio

The team at Health First Studio in Nueva Campana, Marbella are aiming very high. Trainer Emanuel Poggio is heading to Aconcagua, Argentina next week to climb the highest mountain in the Americas for the charitable initiative the 3 Million Club to eradicate child mortality due to malnutrition by 2020.

Train with high achievers, train with the best! Click here to read more…

TIP: And support business that support charitable causes!

* Transform your body in 90 days

Trying to lose weight? Try TR90 - the most revolutionary weight loss system on the market today. Based on gene science targeting the fat gene, TR90 is all natural and works. Contact one of the local distributors for more details. Click here to read more…

TIP: Why wait until the holidays are over? Check out more ways to lose weight and get fit in the Health & Fitness guide.

* Constitution Day

Don’t forget that many schools and businesses take a four day break this weekend in recognition of Constitution Day in Spain. This is a national holiday. Most businesses will be closed, however, restaurants and cafes are likely to be open for business. Local schools (both Spanish and international) are also closed on this day, so all the kids will be out and about. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t worry, you can still get your holiday shopping done on Sunday December 7th and 8th. El Corte Ingles and La Cañada shopping centers open on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th.

* Stolen dog forum

We have an interesting forum on the site created by one of our readers. The Marbella Stolen Dog Forum is a place to post information on lost or found dogs. Click here to read more…

TIP: Create your own forum on MFF. It’s easy and free, just upload your details on Create a Page.

* NuSkin Beauty

Do you like to look, feel and stay young? How would you like to get your hands on products with the latest anti-aging technology based on gene science at wholesale prices? One Marbella distributor has the secret to feeling good and looking youthful with NuSkin products. Click here to read more…

TIP: There is a business opportunity here too, so take a look if you are interested or share!

* Ski in Sierra Nevada

Ski season is here and Sierra Nevada is just a few hours away from Marbella. Take the kids to ski, snowboard or just have fun in the snow. Read all about our experience and share yours too. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out Granada as well, if you have a few more days to spare.

* Visiting Marbella with babies

Coming to Marbella with baby in tow? Here are a few of our favorite places to visit that are super baby friendly and fun. Click here to read more…

TIP: Do you have a baby-friendly place or service to recommend? Tell us about it and share your experience.

* Marbella pets

We love our pets and have some fantastic recommendations for vets, groomers, parks and other animal friendly places and services on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

TIP: Remember to book early if you are leaving your pet at a kennel while on holiday. Check out these reader recommendations for dog and cat kennels in Marbella.

* Pompidou Center in Malaga

Have you heard that a Pompidou Center is planning to open in Malaga in 2015? Click here to read more…

* Hotels in Torrequebrada

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks:

”We will be in torrequebrada for new year and wanted to find a family hotel for new year to maybe stay for 1 night to celebrate can u recommend one?”

If you have had a good experience in a Torrequebrada family friendly hotel, please tell Sarah. Or forward this link on to someone who can help. Click here to read more...

* Dog Park in San Pedro

Have you heard there is a new dog park in San Pedro? Click here to read more…

* Gastrobar Knut’s

Our favorite restaurant critic Morris Bishop reviews Gastrobar Knuts in San Pedro. Check out what he's got to say!

”I will have to think about what adjective best describes the cuisine of Knut’s, for the moment, suffice to say, in the nicest way, that it’s different from anything you have ever eaten before. Some of the dishes could be straight from the mind of that great gastro-alchemist Heston Blumenthal.” Click here to read more...

TIP: Have you been to Knut’s? Tell us about it and share your experience.

* Stores closed today and Monday

El Corte Ingles, La Canada department stores and most shops will be closed today and Monday due to the holiday (Constitution Day). However they will be open on both Saturday and Sunday. If you have an emergency, you can always go to mini mart OpenCor. Click here to read more…

* Need live-in au pair or nanny

One of our readers is looking to hire and posts:

”We are a family with 2 young girls aged 5 and 6. We live between Casablanca, Marrakech and Marbella and are looking for a live-in nanny or au pair.

Starting date: As soon as possible Nationality: Any Languages: One of the following - French, English and/or Spanish Remuneration: attractive salary and conditions “

If this is for you, contact Alex asap. Or share this opportunity with a friend. Click here to read more…

* Cirque du Soleil in Malaga

The Cirque du Soleil show Quidam started yesterday in Malaga and runs until Sunday December 8. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the kids to see some real acrobats and entertainment. Quidam is a classic in the Cirque repertoire. It appeals to young and old alike, and it has mature and also youthful themes that most people can relate to. Go for it! Click here to read more…

TIP: Find more things to do during your stay in our Calendar of Events.

* Marbella Christmas and New Years Events

The Marbella Christmas and New Years Events guide is filling up fast. Everyday we receive new information on events, shows, special holiday lunches, Christmas bazaars and more. Check it out to stay on top of what’s happening. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a Christmas or New Year’s event or offer for our readers, tell us about it!

* Galaxia magical Christmas party

On Monday December 9th Galaxia Playcenter will be holding a Magical Christmas Party from 11:30am.

Come dressed in your favorite costumes, or just come as you are - to be enchanted by this holiday party. Elves will take you through the Grotto to see Santa himself, where you can give him your list and he will give you an early Christmas treat or two! Click here to read more…

TIP: Galaxia is also holding a Christmas cookie workshop. Plus every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December Father Christmas welcomes boys and girls into his Grotto with Christmas stockings and gifts for all.

* Antique furniture for sale

One of our readers is moving and needs to part with some beloved antique furniture. All of the pieces are high quality of Italian origin and must move quickly. Reasonable prices and great value. Click here to read more…

* Sotogrande school choir Christmas show

To raise money for the Philippines disaster relief fund and spread some Christmas cheer, students from Sotogrande International School are taking to the road to sing Christmas songs on 11th, 12th and 13th December. Get into the holiday spirit! Click here to read more…

* Aloha College support Caritas

During the week commencing Tuesday 10 December, Aloha College will be collecting non-perishable food items and used clothing to be distributed by Caritas during the Christmas period. There will be a collection point for donations situated at the main entrance of the school. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Christmas market

On Saturday December 7th from 10:00am to 6:00pm head to the Christmas market on Paseo de la Alameda near Old Town Marbella where you will find holiday gifts, decorations and much more. This market is in support of Asociación de Fibromialgia de Marbella (Marbella Fibromialgia Association) Click here to read more…

* The Nutcracker

The Russian National Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella on Friday December 13 starting at 8:00pm. Tickets available at El Corte Ingles or theatre box office.
Click here to read more…

* Calasanz Woman

Calasanz Woman hair salon has a special Christmas offer for all our readers. Mention "Marbella Family Fun" when making your appointment for any treatment, haircut or styling and receive a free Moroccan Oil masque treatment. Offer runs until the end of December. Click here to read more…

TIP: Totally easy parking near Laude International School in Nueva Alcantara.

* Holiday shopping hours

The month of December is here and El Corte Ingles and La Cañada shopping centers are now open on Sundays until the end of the month from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Click here to read more…

* Nanny looking for work

Looking for a nanny or help around the house or take care of the kids while on holiday? Consider Almira who comes highly recommended and is looking for work as a nanny or housekeeper. Almira speaks English, Spanish and Russian. Solid references available. Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business or event? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote qualified businesses, services and events. Contact us if you would like to meet up with one of our representatives 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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