Beginning snowmobilers will have an opportunity to learn principles of safe snowmobile operation at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources safety education course available on Dec.16th, Jan.13th, and Feb.16th from 8AM to 4PM at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave, Woodstock. Required for individuals 12 through 16 years old and those who do not possess a valid driver's license. Free, but registration for the course can be made by contacting Cathy Hardt at 815-334-4739.