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

College arts

Columbia College Chicago presents more than 100 free public programs with live music, dance and displays as part of its annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival along the Wabash Arts Corridor, from 9th to 11th Streets, Chicago. Free admission. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10

Local growth

Learn about prairie flora, composting and other eco-friendly practices as part of the Lake County Forest Preserves' Native Plant Sale this weekend at Independence Grove's North Bay Pavilion, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. (847) 968-3499 or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12

Park premiere

The Mundelein Park & Recreation District unveils its newest property, Holcomb Park, with a special ceremony and ribbon cutting on Saturday. The park is at the corner of Goodwin Place and NW Holcomb Drive, Lake Zurich. Free. (847) 566-0650 or Ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11

Navy navigation

Learn about historical architecture and 20th-century war history at the "Welcome Aboard! Walking Tour of Naval Station Great Lakes" starting at the National Museum of the American Sailor, 2531 Sheridan Road, Great Lakes. Free admission, but advance registration with a photo ID required. (847) 688-3154, ext. 203, or 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Jazz concerts

The teachers and professional musicians of the College of Lake County Monday Afternoon Jazz Combo perform two free concerts at two locations: first on Saturday at Fix This! Horn Stash, 744 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, then on Monday at College of Lake County, Room P1010, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Free admission. (847) 359-4444 or 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Palatine and 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in Grayslake

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