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Set 'Em Up and Knock 'Em Down! Mothers and Sons Enjoy a Dominoes Date Night

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  • Christian Bardygula, and his mom, Dawn, play dominoes at the Mother and Son Dominoes and Pizza Event on October 19.

      Christian Bardygula, and his mom, Dawn, play dominoes at the Mother and Son Dominoes and Pizza Event on October 19.
    Lisa Haring

 
Lisa Haring

Nineteen mothers and sons enjoyed a date night out at the first annual Dominoes and Pizza Event on Saturday, October 19 at the Leisure Center. The mom and son duos began their evening learning to play traditional dominoes. Then, as they mastered the original, they tried their luck at other variations of the game including One-Armed Joe, Turkey Foot, and Mexican Dominoes. After a break for pizza and juice, moms and sons created unique domino falls in the gym. With a little practice, they were able to master setting up the letters "T" and "Q"; spirals; right angles; and stair falls. At the end of the event, moms, sons, and staff created a giant fall down the center of the gym, using over 700 dominoes. "I can't even begin to tell you how excited my son, Christian, was to go to this with his Mom. He came home and the first thing he wanted to do was show me the dominos. I know what we will be doing tomorrow when he wakes up, that is if he even falls asleep," said Paul Bardygula. "It was a great night. We had a lot of fun," said Dawn Bardygula. "It was great to see our moms and sons enjoying some one on one time, lively conversation, and creative game playing," said Cindy Yelich, Special Events Supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

For more information about events, programs, and classes at the Des Plaines Park District visit www.DPParks.org or call 847-391-5700.

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