“America’s Boating Course” coming to Kankakee Community College


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The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering a number of personal enrichment classes this spring.

“America’s Boating Course” is an introductory course for recreational boaters produced by America’s Boating Club (the U.S. Power Squadrons) and taught by USPS certified instructors. It covers boat and hull types, selecting a boat, required safety equipment, operator responsibilities, boat handling, personal watercraft operation, fueling procedures, water sports safety, trailering, nautical rules of the road, navigation lights and sound signals, emergency equipment and procedures, homeland security regulations, state of Illinois regulations, and more. Class meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:45 p.m. May 19 to June 16 at KCC in Room D124. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. the first night. Instructor is Robert Potter. Cost is $12, plus $55 for course materials due at the first class. Members of the same household may share materials for an additional $10 per person.

The class is open to participants age 12 and over, and those under age 18 require parental signature at first class. This course meets the requirements of states and territories that have mandatory safe boating education laws, including the state of Illinois training requirement for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1998 to operate a craft of 10HP or more.

“Patriotic Mesh Wreath” will help participants show their patriotic spirit with a red, white and blue decorative mesh wreath. The wreath is appropriate to hang on a door for summer patriotic holidays, and has 14 inches of color. Participants will keep the wreaths they make. No experience necessary. Class meets Friday, May 14 from 6-9 p.m. at KCC in Room D151. Instructor is Amber Gocken. Cost is $39, and includes all supplies.

In “Flip Flop Wreath/Swag,” participants will choose to make either a flip flop wreath or flip flop swag to brighten up a doorway. Using flip-flops and flowers, participants will create a beautiful piece of art to keep and take home to welcome guests. Class meets Thursday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m. at KCC in Room D151. Instructor is Amber Gocken. Cost is $39, and includes all supplies.

In “Lady Bug Wreath,” participants will create something “cute-as-a-button” for summer guests to admire. Using decorative mesh, participants will create a whimsical conversation starter to take home and welcome guests. Class meets Thursday, June 24 from 6-9 p.m. at KCC in Room D151. Instructor is Amber Gocken. Cost is $39, and includes all supplies.

To register online, visit www.kcc.edu/comejoinus, sign up or login, then find and select the course. Click on the date and add it to your cart. Within the cart, checkout. To register by phone, or for more information, phone 815-802-8206. These classes do not award college credit.


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