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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 6, 2013
September 06, 2013

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

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
White House Down

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Chronicles of Riddick
One Direction: This Is Us

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Place Beyond the Pines
Pain & Gain
The Lone Ranger
Kick-Ass 2
Pacific Rim
World War Z
Monsters University
Despicable Me 2
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us (3D)

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Calpe School

Marbella Family Fun welcomes kids back to Calpe School, which started last Thursday! This international school offers the British National Curriculum for boys and girls from 3 to 9 years. Calpe has a fine reputation that brings children to a high academic standard in a stable and caring environment.

A fantastic school to consider when transitioning your "babies" into school life. Click here to read more…

TIP: Calpe is a softer move from home in a smaller, more cozy environment.

* Fitness studio for rent

The Wellness Studio at Los Naranjos Golf Club is offering its space for rent to personal trainers, instructors and anyone who would like a large clean and open air conditioned space for classes or workshops.

Fits a minimum of 10 big mats for classes and more if its "standing". Mirrors, easy to park, lunch/coffee facilities available too. Click here to read more…

TIP: Also a great venue for non-fitness related workshops, birthing classes, CPR courses, etc.

* Osaka Japanese restaurant

We love taking the family and our friends to Osaka Japanese restaurant for a special treat. This is the best value for sushi on the Costa del Sol where you will find great food, friendly service and easy parking.

Kids love the tepanyaki show. Watch the video (click the link and scroll down)! Click here to read more…

TIP: If you’ve never tried Japanese food, definitely give it a go. You may be surprised by some of the things your kids will eat.

* Dance Marbella

There are new latin and ballroom dance classes offered for kids in Marbella! Dance Marbella, located at Princess Studios in Nueva Andalucia is led by professional Latin dancer Nadia Stepochkina.

Check out the opening Day on September 14th at 16:00. Enjoy a free show, snacks, free class, fun atmosphere and great music. Click here to read more…

TIP: This is a great opportunity to see what after school fun Dance Marbella can offer your kids this trimester.

* Veterinarian Clinic La Campana

Veterinarian clinic La Campana has done a fine job taking care of a minor tumor on our little dog. We were pleased with the friendly caring service and detailed report we received by email.

Clinica Veterinaria La Campana has been offering their services for 17 years in Marbella, which not only includes regular check ups, vaccinations, surgeries, but also grooming, passport servies, home visits, dental and a stocked pet shop. Click here to read more...

TIP: Well located and easy to find!

* Neli Gs Cafe

Neli Gs is one of those places you just have to try. They have delicious eggs benedict, full English breakfast, broccoli and stilton quiche, brie and cranberry panini, jacket potatoes with coronation chicken, millionaire's shortbread and more homemade desserts. Need I say more?

The menu is out of this world at Neli Gs. Child friendly favorites, high chairs, play corner and easy parking makes this a no-brainer stop for the whole family. Click here to read more…

TIP: Now open 7 days a week!

* Marbella resident climbs Kilimanjaro

Many of you have heard of our drive to eradicate child mortality due to malnutrition, but you may not have heard of the story of one of the members of our team who made it to the top without much time to prepare. This Marbella resident is inspiration! Click here to read more…

TIP: What is this cause and how does it work?

* School uniform forum

Kids are slowly getting back to school, but parents are scrambling to get school uniforms. Some of us are overwhelmed by the prices of these items and are more inclined to buy second hand, recycle or sell some of our used, but in-good-condition, uniforms.

Check out the Marbella School Uniform Forum to find what's out there or post a request for items you may need. Click here to read more…

TIP: Share this link with others. The more people we have sharing, the more opportunities we have!

* Costa del Sol birth experiences

One of our readers is looking for recommendations and asks, ”Wondering if anyone can share any birth experiences at the Costa del Sol Hospital or USP (now Quiron) or St Bernards in Gibraltar. I am needing help deciding where to have my baby! I want a natural birth, without interventions if possible. Thanks!”

We have collected some great experiences from our readers, so check it out! If you have an experience that you would like to share, please let us know! The more recommendations we have, the better the choice for our readers. Click here to read more...

* Haggis in Marbella

We are still looking for some answers to this question: ”Hello Marbella Famliy Fun, Wondering if anyone knows if I can buy HAGUS in Iceland ? Or if someone knows where I can buy it. Thank you”

We are not much big haggis eaters, however, if you are, please let us know where we can find it in Marbella. Or perhaps order it online? Any recommendations are appreciated. Click here to read more…

* Looking for ballroom dance partners

Several of our readers are looking for ballroom dance partners for some classes and ask, ”We are a group of 4 ladies ages between 38/52 with different social status, and who love to dance. We have recently joined some salsa dance clases in a club in Marbella called Marbella Baila.

Marbella Baila will be starting this coming September 2013 some ballroom classes for beginners and we would love to attend, but we don't have dance partners. We need men dance partners who are willing to learn with us and have a good time.”

Interested? Contact Sara and get your dancing shoes on! Click here to read more…

* Marbella seamstress or tailor

One of our readers would like a recommendation and asks, ”Hi there, I am interested in finding a seamstress or tailor in the Marbella area, preferably English speaking as my Spanish isn't very good at the moment. Thanks. Karen”

We have several good recommendations for you if you are also looking for a tailor, so check it out. Or add to our growing list. The more recommendations we have, the more options we have for our readers. Click here to read more…

* 3 Million Club

Please join 3 million of us 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: We are looking for many ways to help, whether you can pledge or play an active role in spreading the word, finding new food sources, etc. Contact franck@3million club or to get involved!

* Playground for toddlers

One of our readers would like some help and asks, ”Hello, we will be in Marbella for a week in September and we are looking for parks with playground near the city center where to take the kids. I heard along the beach promenade there are some... can someone help?”

We have some great recommendations for you if you are also looking for local play areas, so check it out. Or add to our growing list. The more recommendations we have, the more options we have for our readers. Click here to read more…

* Garden play equipment

On the other hand, some of you may just want to stay at home in your own backyard playground. This reader asks, ”I am looking to install some children’s play equipment, slide, swings, climbing frame etc, in our urbanization...Can you tell me where I could find out prices etc please.?”

We have a few recommendations for you, so look here. However, we would like to find more sources, so please add to our list if you know of a good supplier. Click here to read more…

* Piano for sale

If you’re going to get the kids into piano classes this year, you may want to consider this offer:

Selling second hand electric piano, CASIO CELVIANO A100. Perfect condition, includes chair + sheet music book with over 100 in built tunes and user manuals. Click here to read more…

* After school activities

Marbella Clubs, classes and after school activities will keep your kids busy, entertained and engaged in learning new skills. There are plenty of Marbella kids classes offered in and around town as well as other groups and clubs scattered all throughout the Costa del Sol. Check out what extracurricular fun your kids can get involved in this year! Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a club or after school activity that you would like to tell others about, contact us or look at our listing price.

* Restaurant looking for staff

If you’re looking for work, check this out: ”Our Italian Restaurant in Marbella Old Town requires a professional waiter/waitress to attend our customers. Joining a team of professionals you will learn the skills you need in order to carry out the job efficiently. We are ideally looking for a Spanish and English speaker (and more languages a bonus) however if you are learning Spanish that is satisfactory.

We look forward to hearing from potential candidates.”

Click here to read more…

* Clay pigeon shooting grounds

We are still looking for answers to this question, so please help if you can. ”We are looking for Clay Pigeon Shooting Grounds around the Marbella area. We went to the Country Club in Monda, but this has sadly closed down so we are looking for alternative grounds to shoot.

We have heard there are clubs in Nueva Andalucia and also Estepona but cannot find any information on these.

Perhaps your readers could help in our search?”

If you have any leads, please comment here. Or share this link with someone who can. Our readers will appreciate it! Click here to read more…

* Need legal specialist in Spanish residency

One of our readers needs help to find a good legal specialist and asks, ”I am looking for a legal expert to advise me on how to establish residency in Spain for a U.S. citizen. If you have a recommendation, please let me know.”

If you have anyone you can recommend, please comment here. Or share this link with someone who can. Our readers will appreciate it! Click here to read more…

* Luna Mora Festival

The Luna Mora Festival is a cultural event that takes place over two weekends (September 6,7 and 13, 14) in the village of Guaro, which is situated in the Sierra de las Nieves natural reserve park near Monda, just 15 - 20 minutes from Marbella.

One of the biggest attractions of the festival is that the whole village of Guaro is illuminated with 20,000 candles, which makes for a very surreal and beautiful ambiance bringing the village to life at night. Click here to read more…

* Gibraltar National Day

Gibraltar National Day is celebrated on September 10th and is an opportunity for the whole family to take part in events from fancy dress competitions, live music, street party, bouncy castles, fairground rides, fireworks and much more. Click here to read more…

TIP: Please note, shops do not usually open on bank holidays. You are advised to check in advance for other attractions.

* Advertise with us

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

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