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 offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate & release sick & injured wild birds while educating our community about preventing injuries & preserving habitats. We provide a permanent home in our Wild Bird Learning Ctr to birds in need. Open to public daily
Goodwill Manasota is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. From the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, we are able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Roser is a Non-denominational Christian Church that has been shining the light of Christ for over 100 years on Anna Maria Island. We have Christian Education, Mission and Worship opportunities for all ages. You are invited to join us!
Independent special fire control district on the west side of Manatee County committed to providing services essential to the safety and well being of the community. Serving all of AMI, the unincorporated area of Cortez, Palma Sola and NW Bradenton.
Our church shares God’s love thru inspiring & renewing worship, thoughtful interpretation of scripture for today, building community, & active, hands-on service in three mission areas: food security, education, literacy and support for older adults.
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.
$4 a year membership open to all. Checkout time 3 weeks for current & popular fiction/non-fiction/audio books/movies/paperbacks/children’s/magazines/puzzles/ongoing book sale/internet access/copier/free Wi-Fi.
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.
Elementary, middle and out-of-school programs for girls ages 5-17 at three Manatee County sites, designed to give opportunities for girls to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment – helping them reach their full potential.