Maryville Academy to hold 4th Annual Wine Tasting and Garden Tour on June 24

Maryville will hold its 4th Annual Wine Tasting and Garden Tour on its Des Plaines campus at 1150 N. River Road on Saturday, June 24, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. It will feature specially curated California wines by Patricia Cotner Ahern, a local wine expert and general manager of PURE Wine Company.

For $50, you will enjoy several flights of California wines, appetizers, tour of the Jen School garden and raffles.

Tickets to the outdoor tent event benefiting Maryville Jen School can be purchased at

"This is an event everyone is excited for," said Megan Biasco, Maryville's director of development. "This year we are offering a variety of California wines."

Biasco said that people enjoyed themselves in previous years.

"We hope to see our friends and supporters again this year. It will be a great event that will benefit our Jen School."

Jen School works with young people who are experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral or intellectual challenges. It is the only school in the state that offers vocational education for students, ages 14 to 22, with special learning needs.

Jen School is a 10-time National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence award recipient.

For questions or sponsorship information, contact Tina Hock at or call (847) 294-1982.

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