The public is invited to sign up for a two-hour pontoon cruise, beginning on Lake Darling and moving through Lake Carlos and Lake L’Homme Dieu. Instructor Rachel Barduson, local historian, will share stories of how the area lakes influenced resort, recreational industry and personal lake-shore life.

The tour meets at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center docks in Alexandria on Friday, August 15 at 9:45 a.m. Cost is $25.

Check the full listing of class offerings and register online at or call Community Education at (320) 762-3310, extension 4270.