Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
Independently owned General Store on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Offers a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches and salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine need
A safe, healthy, and fun environment with indoor and outdoor areas, and never in a cage. The perfect daycare/overnight for your dog. Specializing in medium and small dogs, conveniently located in West Bradenton, close to Anna Maria Island.
A Visit Florida Certified Travel Information Center as well as the island’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission statement is to serve our membership and community through proactive leadership that builds a positive business climate while enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all.
Unique gift baskets & party or holiday decorations for visitors and residents alike. We add the magic to your special occasions! Anything is possible, jut ask! We also assist with your everyday needs such as shopping, pet sitting, business or residential needs & more!
We work to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. We strive to make our community as healthy as it can be! Programs/Services Offered: Clinical & nutritional for women, infants & children. Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Community Health & Wellness Programs, Tobacco Free Florida, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Community Health Planning & Statistics and Vital Statistics.
Services include Home-delivered Meals, the Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, Enrichment Center at 9th, Friendship Dining, The Lunch Club, Transportation Services, Renaissance on 9th Ballroom & Catering, and Grandma’s Goodies.
A partnership between The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. We help residents apply research-based solutions to everyday problems to improve their lives.
At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
Established in 2008, we promote, support & act as advocate for art and culture on the Island. Our featured event is ArtsHOP which takes place the second weekend in November and celebrates the island arts & culture.