Beginning snowmobilers will have an opportunity to learn principles of safe snowmobile operation at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources safety education course scheduled Saturday January 27th from 8AM to 4PM at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave, Woodstock. Under Illinois law, the course is required for individuals 12 through 16 years old and those who do not possess a valid driver's license. The course is free of charge and open to the public. Registration for the course can be made by contacting Cathy Hardt at 815-334-4739.