News Briefs

All-day drone workshop April 28
Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office offers an all-day drone workshop Saturday, April 28 in CTC-124.
The 9 a.m. to noon “Drones 101” (HLR-5902-04) beginning class is for individuals thinking about getting a drone or who aren’t sure what to do with their new drone.
The 1-4 p.m. “Drones 102” (HLR-5902-14) advanced class is for individuals with some experience flying drones and is a more in-depth version of the beginning class. It will cover FAA rules and taking flying from a hobby to the professional level.
Cost for either class is $35. Register for both at the $59 discounted all-day price using course number HLR-5902-24.

Adult Education event slated for May 15
Illinois Valley Community College’s Adult Education program will honor those who have passed the GED test to earn a high school equivalency, have obtained citizenship and have completed the Bridge to Careers program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre.
Those who have passed the GED test or obtained citizenship and have not participated in a past ceremony and would like to take part this year should call IVCC’s Adult Education program at (815) 224-0379 before May 4 to request an invitation. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Wind ensemble concert set for May 3
Illinois Valley Community College’s Wind Ensemble will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre.
The performance will include the music of Percy Grainger, Sammy Nestico, Schonberg/Kretzmer, Robert Sheldon, Johan de Meij and W. A. Mozart.
Under the direction of Gene Montgomery, the ensemble includes IVCC students, local and regional music educators and community members dedicated to the promotion of quality wind and percussion music.

Choir concert, student recitals planned May 7
The Illinois Valley Community College choir will be in concert with student musician recitals at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre.
Choir and voice students perform under the direction of instructor Jenilyn Roether and piano students perform under the direction of instructor Brad Fritz. The performance is free and the public is welcome.