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5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

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  • Good Templar Art Gallery in Geneva will participate in the Fox River Arts Ramble on Saturday, April 21.

    Good Templar Art Gallery in Geneva will participate in the Fox River Arts Ramble on Saturday, April 21.

 

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.

Foxy art

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

Flying high

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

Earth focus

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

Alliance Brass performs a free concert on Sunday, April 21, at St. Charles Public Library.
Alliance Brass performs a free concert on Sunday, April 21, at St. Charles Public Library. -
Brassy bunch

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 performs in concert at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn on Sunday, April 22.
Organist Gail Archer performs in concert at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn on Sunday, April 22. - Courtesy of Buck Ennis
Pipe up

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

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