Explore art galleries along the Fox during the Fox River Arts Ramble, go fly a kite in Vernon Hills or celebrate Earth Day Sunday in Mundelein. Here are five budget-friendly ideas for the week ahead.
More than 40 art galleries along the Fox River band together for the Fox River Arts Ramble on Saturday. It's free, with locations in Elgin, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and Aurora. For exact addresses, visit foxriverarts.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21
The Vernon Hills Park District sponsors a Family Kite Fly on Saturday at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Free. Bring your own kite, or purchase one for $6 at the event. (847) 996-6800 or vhparkdistrict.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21
There are loads of educational crafts and even an "Eco Concert" by Jack Kauffman with a special Earth Day & Recycling Event on Sunday at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 888 Dunbar Road, Mundelein. Free. (847) 566-0650 or mundeleinparks.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22
The Alliance Brass perform repertoire ranging from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond in concert on Sunday at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Free. (630) 584-0076 or scpld.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22
Organist Gail Archer focuses on 19th- and 20th-century Russian composers in a concert on Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Free. (630) 858-1020 or stmarksglenellyn.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22