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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- September 7, 2012
September 07, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday September 7, 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 September 7th until Thursday September 13th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Not available at time of publication. We will continue to try and contact the cinema for the latest movies and update our page as soon as we find out. Check our English movie listing from the latest update.

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Expendables 2
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2D
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Prometheus 2D
The Bourne Legacy
The Pirates 2D
The Dark Knight Rises

Click here to find movie times and locations...

TIP: 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.

* Marbella Fires

By now, you have heard that on August 30 and 31 Malaga province suffered some pretty disastrous fires, forcing many to evacuate their homes and neighborhoods. The fires, which have been declared as the worst in memory in Malaga, started in Coin and spread as far as Marbella, Elviria, Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande.

The fires are now under control, however thousands of hectares of wildlife and nature have been burned to the ground leaving an eerie dark wasteland behind and a lot of repair to be done. According to several news agencies a total of 224 homes have been affected and 7,775 hectares (although some claim more than 8,000 hectares) are burnt to the ground. Over 600 firefighters and 28 aircraft were also involved coming from various areas along the coast and beyond.

Many residents are left without much and the local community is working hard to organize food, water and clothing for those in need. One of the websites that popped up recently is If you have been affected by these fires or would like to find a way to help, check out this site and share it with others. Click here to read more...

* Calpe School

Calpe School in San Pedro kicked off the new academic year yesterday September 6th. Calpe is a British school for children aged 3 to 11 and has been around since 1973, so is well established here and has a fine reputation. Read some of the reviews to learn more. Click here to read more…

* Cake Couture

One thing I love to do, is browse through the Cake Couture Facebook page to admire their latest creations (even if I don't need to a cake!). Yesterday I noticed that Cake Couture is totally booked until October 15! I am sure you have heard about this amazing cake company before, so it isn't much of a surprise. Anyway, if you need that one cake to blow away your guests on that special occasion, you better call now. Click here to read more...

* Ideal Furniture Spain

Whenever I need bargains, I often head to the "poligonos" (industrial zones) where you will find plenty of things at discount prices. Ideal Furniture Spain is one of those special places you find at the Poligono in San Pedro that has a huge selection of furniture at reasonable prices.

Whether you are furnishing a whole house (they also have packages) or just need a piece or two to complete your home, first check out what they have at Ideal Furniture. Click here to read more...

* Impact Gym

Summer is over and it's time to get back into shape with Impact Gym. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, whether you want to get fit, lose weight, just have some fun, or learn a new skill. You can also take that step further and think about entering competitions! They’ll prepare you for that.

The first session is FREE so what have you got to lose? Just a few pounds, perhaps. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you’re into martial arts, Impact Gym has the nicest dojo on the Costa del Sol. Definitely worth checking out.

* The Multisports Club

Kids are starting school this week and we all need to think about after school activities. The Multisports Club offers a wide variety of sports and fun for boys and girls of all ages all year round.

For example, The Multisports Club is holding 5 a-a-side football for kids 10+yrs. 6.30-8pm Only 7 euros!

You can also drop off the kids on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm for only 5 euro an hour. They can have fun on the bouncy castle, trampoline, play ping pong, badminton, mini-tennis, football, or get creative with arts and crafts. Click here to read more...

TIP: They also offer adult fitness classes (zumba, Hips Bums & Thighs, circuit training), birthday parties, tennis & padel court hire , October half-term camp.

* La Parisienne Café & Bakery

Looking for a place for breakfast right now? Pop into La Parisienne Cafe & Bakery in Nueva Andalucia for the most amazing croissants. Our favorite omelets are also found here that are made with the freshest ingredients. And if you like your coffee in those big cups just like they do in France, well, this is the place to find it.

They have a fantastic lunch menu too. The other day I had a gazpacho with cardamom and it was so delicious. Click here to read more...

* Team Xtreme

Marbella has so much to offer when it comes to sport and adventure, but you will probably need someone to show you the way and bring the equipment. Team Xtreme is a professional service catering to all your sport and adventure needs such as trekking, cycling, canyoning, mountain biking, 4 x 4 tours, and skiing.

They also offer more adventurous off-the-beaten path type activities such as sky diving, caving, canyoning, rock climbing, kayaking, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, surfing, dog sledging, paragliding and quad biking. Click here to read more…

TIP: Our family had an amazing experience discovering the back rivers of Marbella with their canyoning adventure. Highly recommended!

* Route 66 family friendly restaurant

Looking for a good burger joint or a nice place to sit and watch the world go by...with a good cocktail in hand? Try Route 66 in Puerto Banus. Located right on Antonio Banderas Square where the artisan markets are, there is always plenty of space for kids to run around instead of glued to their seats.

This family friendly restaurant not only serves burgers, but also a wide variety of salads, ribs, steaks, appetizers, desserts and more. It's open for breakfast too! Click here to read more…

Glow Wellness & Fitness

Glow Wellness and Fitness is a new gym located in Puerto Banus that offers state-of-the-art equipment, a wide variety of fitness classes and excellent facilities to keep you fit and trim. Glow also is holding fun after school classes for kids in martial arts, dance and swimming.

Our kids enjoyed "going to the gym" this whole summer at Glow and testing out all they had to offer. First class is free! Click here to read more…

* Marbella Youth Theatre

The Marbella Youth Theatre is gearing up for a whole new year of dramatic arts for kids aged 2 to 18 who want to learn the art of theatre, musical performance as well as prepare for their LAMDA (London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts) exams.

Classes are led by Julie Curran - a qualified drama teacher from the UK who has been preparing students for the LAMDA exams and teaching for the last 10 years. Click here to read more…

TIP: Our daughter really enjoyed these classes last year, received fantastic results on her LAMDA exam and can't wait to start again in September. Highly recommended! Check out their short video clip.

* Marbella Mac Solutions workshops

Marbella Mac Solutions is offering the first in a series of workshops this Monday, when they will cover iCloud./Dropbox. After completing this workshop participants will have a complete understanding of different applications being used in cloud based computing. Using iCloud to sync address book, calendar, reminders and notes. Using dropbox to sync any type of documents, Introduction to google docs and how to set up a shared documents or a shared calendar and much more....Click here to read more…

TIP: Coming up…Mountain Lion - (Back to Basics) Sept 17th & AddressBook, Calendar, Mail (Organisation) Sept 24th.

* Fire Aid concert

In aid of the disastrous forest fires of August 2012, a Fire Aid Concert is being organized September 10th at the Puente Romano Hotel in Marbella at 9:00pm in order to raise funds for those affected and in need. Please come out and support the local community.

A Facebook Page Fire Aid Concert – Concierto Victimas del Incendio has been set up for this event and has announced: “A bank account has been set up specifically by the Red Cross to aid those areas worst affected by the recent fires in Malaga Province last week.

Funds raised from the concert as well as all other donations can be paid to: RED CROSS (UNICAJA) 2103 1001 50 0030002823 quoting the payment reference "Llamamiento FIRE AID CONCERT" IBAN: ES1821031001500030002823 (for International Donations)

It is VERY important to quote the payment reference to ensure monies go only to support those areas affected by the fires.

There is no online payment facility as yet, but we will advise as soon as it becomes available. There is only the bank account deposit number at this time.”

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at Iceland in Puerto Banus and Fuengirola.Click here to read more…

* Tango classes

Starting tonight September 7, 2012 learn how to tango! Dance classes are held at Hostal Alicia Bar in San Pedro Alcantara, Marbella. Click here to read more…

Looking for a gardener

One of our readers needs a bit of help and asks, ”I am looking for a Gardener with passion for what He/She does. I need He/She to shop with me to pick out the flowers/plants/bushes for around my villa. I live in Arroyo De La Miel. I need someone ASAP.

Please can someone help me? Thank you in advance. Sue”

If you are a landscaper or know of a gardener who needs to make a bit of extra cash, please contact Sue by leaving a comment on this page. Click here to read more…

* Secondhand furniture sale

In case any of you need to pick up any second hand items. Christie Second Hand will be closing their doors for the last time by the end of next week. Everything must go...even at silly prices! So come in and grab a bargain. For more details call 952 863 731 or contact them on our Facebook wall (Scroll down to Zoe Coombs posting on Tuesday September 4).

Address: Calle zinc 5, Poligono la ermita, marbella. Click here to read more…

* Free Mayfair Academy school uniform

Up for grabs. Free uniform for a girl age 10/11 yrs. (Year 6) Worn only 4 months. here to read more…

* Gym classes in San Pedro

One of our readers has been investigating gyms classes for kids in San Pedro and shares some helpful information with us, ”Anyone who is interested, I went to the polideportivo in San Pedro yesterday and they have gym classes for all ages. It is 8 euros a month if you have your padron in San Pedro or 16 euros a month if not. You need to go and register at the gym asap, as registration was in August but there are some places left. The admin office is open 830-1430 every day. There is a contact tel too: 952 799 508."

If you would like to comment on this, visit our Facebook wall (Scroll to September 3). Click here to read more…

* Sunday shopping hours

El Corte Ingles shopping center is open this Sunday for the last time for the summer season. Then it goes back to being closed on Sundays until winter holidays in December. La Cañada shopping center follows the same schedule as El Corte Ingles, so, it will be open this Sunday too. Click here to read more…

* Need squash partner

One of our readers has is looking for a sports buddy and asks ”Male looking for a squash partner, playing intermediate level. Anywhere from La Cala to Puerto Banus areas. Please pm me. Thanks"

If you would like to comment on this, visit our Facebook wall (Scroll to Jo Maxton’s posting on September 1). Or, you may send us a message to and we will contact Jo for you. Click here to read more…

* Argentinian shop

One of our readers has is looking something very specific and asks, ”A really odd question for you: does anyone know of a shop around marbella that sells argentinian goods? In particular looking for the "bombilla" - that metal stick type thingie that goes inside the "cup" to drink the "yerba mate" tea with... "

If you would like to comment on this, visit our Facebook wall (Scroll to Marina Nitzak’s posting on September 6). Or, you may send us a message to and we will contact Marina for you. Click here to read more…

* Viva España

One of our readers posts on our Facebook wall, ”Spain is really a wonderful place and has all those small things that make it so special...manchego, Lizzaran, Lamoraga, Terra Sana, boquerones, pata negra, alioli, mountains, sun, surf, tinto verano, wonderful coffee, that tomato sauce on integral bread - I think it needs a plug after all the recent press"

And the list of wonderful things Spain has to offer goes on and on…Viva España!

Why do you like Spain? Click here to post why on our Facebook wall…. Feel free to upload photos on our wall too!

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

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