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'Mom's Nite Out' on Long Island

"Moms Nite Out 2012" will take place at

"Moms Nite Out 2012" will take place at Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman and Smith Haven malls on May 10, 2012. Credit: Handout

Hey moms, looking for a night out? I know I am -- I'm exhausted, but forcing myself to have fun always ends well.

National Mom's Nite Out, a free evening filled with pampering, refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, is taking place on Thursday, May 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Simon malls across the country.

This year, National Mom's Nite Out is sponsored by Rethink Varicose Veins, an educational campaign led by a coalition of medical societies and sponsored by the global health care products company Covidien. Take a quick self-assessment at the event to determine your risk of varicose veins and you'll be automatically entered to win a spa getaway weekend at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Nov. 14-17, 2013.

Here's a rundown of what you can expect at the three malls around Long Island participating in the event:

Roosevelt Field, Garden City: The first 250 women who register at the event will receive a Mom’s Nite Out swag bag with freebies from several participating Roosevelt Field retailers, including Joe Fresh, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Yankee Candle and more. The event will feature a cookbook signing with chef and Food Network star Alexandra “Alex” Guarnaschelli, as well as a performance and CD signing by Wind-up Records artist Jillette Johnson. Guarnaschelli, winner of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption and star of Food Network’s popular Chopped series, will sign copies of her newly released cookbook, “Old-School Comfort Food,” at 6 p.m. in North Court. Guests must purchase the cookbook from the Sur La Table at Roosevelt Field to have it signed at the event. Johnson will perform in North Court at 7 p.m., followed by an autograph signing. FYE at Roosevelt Field will be selling preorders of her soon-to-be-released debut album, “Water In A Whale.” At the Mom's Lounge, guests can enjoy Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, food samplings, reggae music, giveaways and more.

Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington Station: Starting at 5 p.m., the first 200 attendees to register at Simon Guest Services will receive a free swag bag. There will be a fashion show casting call for women of all sizes, ages 21 and older, in the Lord & Taylor court. You must register at the event by 6 p.m. for a chance to walk the runway during the 7 p.m. charitable fashion show featuring Lord & Taylor apparel. WKJY Radio / 98.3 FM will provide entertainment from 5-7 p.m. and Tourneau will serve complimentary champagne, chocolates and cookies. Additional events include: Express makeovers from Sephora, hand and arm massages, and facial treatments from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and caramel and truffle samplings at Godiva Chocolatier.

Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove: Moms will be treated to mini-makeovers, food and drink samples from local restaurants, a fashion show, style and beauty advice, exclusive sales and more. The first 300 moms to register at the event will receive a free gift bag.

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