Maryville's wine tasting, garden tour to benefit its Jen School programs

  • Maryville Academy's second Wine Tasting and Garden Tour will be held Saturday, Aug. 7.

    Maryville Academy's second Wine Tasting and Garden Tour will be held Saturday, Aug. 7. Courtesy of Maryville Academy

Updated 7/26/2021 11:10 AM

Maryville Academy will host its second Wine Tasting and Garden Tour Saturday, Aug. 7.

The event will benefit Jen School students and their programs.


A donation of $35 will include a sampling of several wine varieties with appetizers, touring the Jen School garden and winning raffle prizes.

The outdoor tent event offers two time slots: 3 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. on the Des Plaines campus, 1150 N. River Road. Register for a specific time and available event sponsorships:

For 3 to 4 p.m., go to For 5 to 6 p.m., go to

"We are very excited to host this event again this year," Director of Development Megan Biasco said. "The inaugural launch last year was successful in spite of the challenges we all faced."

Biasco said that people really enjoyed themselves last year.

"We hope to see our friends and supporters at the event again this year. Hopefully, more people will come now that health restrictions have been lifted."

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Jen School is an eight-time National Association of Special Education Teachers School of Excellence award recipient. It is the only school in the country that offers vocational education for young children with special learning needs.

It works with young people ages 10 to 21 who face academic, emotional, behavioral or intellectual challenges. For information on Jen School, visit

Contact Tina Hock at or call (847) 294-1982 for more information.

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