The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was founded in 1991 as the Venice Historic Preservation League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the Venice Area Historical Society is to promote public awareness and understanding of the historic heritage of Florida, Sarasota County, and the Venice area, within the context of our nation's history, and to encourage inquiry and research into this history. VAHS sponsors a wide variety of educational programs and initiatives-a lecture series, a newsletter, outreach to schools and other local organizations, tours of the Historic Venice Train Depot, a historic plaque program, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, and research into area history.
The Venice Area Orchid Society is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society. Our club was founded to foster and preserve orchid growing, to provide a forum for orchid exhibition, and to share the knowledge and experience of growers and hobbyists. Begun in 1962, the VAOS has grown into one of the largest and most active orchid societies in Florida. Our annual Orchid Show & Sale, held the first weekend of February every year, draws 4000 visitors.
Venice Area Quilters' Guild (VAQG) serves quilters of all skill levels from beginner to professional, with interests as varied as our experience levels. We promote the love of quilts, encourage and preserve the art of quilts and quilting, and share friendship and knowledge with others. VAQG offers monthly classes, informal workshops, and a Quilt Escape in February 2019. VAQG offers monthly classes, informal workshops, and a Quilt Escape in February 2019. The Guild meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month, September through April, at 7:00 PM in the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue,Venice, FL. Doors open at 6:15 for socializing, use of the library, and other special events. Meetings begin at 7:00 followed by a guest speaker. All are welcome! Please see our website for more details: www.vaqg.org
VASI is the voice of Venice General Aviation. VASI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting both general aviation and community interests in our airport. From Angel Flights, to Agape Flights, Flight Training, Business and Leisure Travel, the VASI goal is to promote safe, sustainable General Aviation at the Venice Airport.
Venice Heritage Inc. (VHI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice, Florida area’s rich cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis.
Founded in 2004, the Venice Interfaith Community Association was born from the observation that our community was expanding, not only in size, but in diversity. Although many Christian denominations were represented in the Venice area there was no group that embraced the growing populations of other faiths as well. When Read more [...]
Since 1988 Venice MainStreet, Inc has operated as a volunteer driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community by preserving, protecting, and promoting Historic Downtown Venice.
The Venice Newcomers Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide “newcomers” opportunities to form new friendships and to experience the many things our paradise has to offer. Membership is open to residents of Venice, Nokomis and Laurel who have moved to the area within the last three Read more [...]
We want the church to feel like a home for people. But God never intended a church campus to be a destination, but a place of gathering, equipping, and sending. The real measure of a church is not what happens on Sundays, or what happens on the church campus during the week - but what happens in and through the life of the church members in our daily lives.