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Mall has moms in mind

DULUTH -- Gwinnett Place Mall will have two big events in the next week, all with moms in mind.

With Mother's Day coming up, the mall will host its second annual "National Mom's Nite Out" from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

With retailers such as Mega Mart, Belk Fashions and Cosmetic Counters, Macy's Cosmetic Counters, Fossil, Life South Blood Drive and the Intentional Moms Organization, the event will feature demonstrations, makeovers, fashion shows, samplings of food and desserts, shopping incentives and giveaways.

On Saturday, the day before Mother's Day, a Family Festival will be held at the Duluth mall.

The event will include bouncy houses and games and activities for the kids, along with food and entertainment from the Taiwanese School of Atlanta Drum Team.

During the festival, which will be from 2 to 4 p.m., kids can decorate a cake for mom for a cost of $6.

Also that day, from noon to 3 p.m., a contest will be held to choose three children to represent the Simon Kidgits Club at Gwinnett Place. The kids will participate in fashion shows and serve as spokespeople at Simon Kidgits events.