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Welcome to the Grand Traverse Humanists. If you value science, reason, and compassion and believe that humans are responsible for their own destiny, you have come to the right place. We are a community for the non-religious in the Grand Traverse area, offering a forum for discussing and advancing a secular worldview based on our common humanity. Our programs include monthly speakers and discussions, film and book groups, and various volunteer and social events. All are free and open to the public. Check out Upcoming Events below, or click on the calendar. Nontheists, agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, rationalists, humanists, and more…we welcome you to join us!

Grand Traverse Humanists Main Meeting

Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

Traverse Area District Library main branch, 610 Woodmere Ave., TC

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 8 2017 Meeting at the Library: Lake Invaders

    Monday, May 8 2017

    Meeting at the Library: Lake Invaders

    7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation by William Rapai, author of  Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes. There are over 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes, and most are innocuous…but a handful of them are conducting an all-out assault on the Great Lakes and winning the battle (sea lamprey, alewife, round goby, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny water flea, and rusty crayfish). Mr. Rapai sounds a call to action and makes a strong case for what is at stake; examining the environmental, economical, and politic issues at stake in a balanced, lively, and accessible way.

  • Book Club Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Hillbilly Elegy book coverSunday, April 9 2017

    Book Club Discussion…Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

    11 a.m….home of Marlene and Isiah Smith

    Join us for a discussion of J.D. Vance’s best-selling and illuminating book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com for directions.

  • Hungry Humanists: Peegeo’s

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, April 24 2017

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Peegeo’s, 525 High Lake Rd., TC

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Peegeo’s! Please RSVP to Marlene Smith at marlene.smith8@gmail.com.

  • Meeting at the Library: TC to Ann Arbor Rail

    Monday, April 10 2017

    Meeting at the Library: TC to Ann Arbor Rail

    7 p.m.   610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation by Groundwork’s Jim Bruckbauer with an update on plans for the TC to Ann Arbor Rail, as well as other things in the works at Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities!

  • Hungry Humanists: Sleder’s

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, March 27

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Sleder’s, 717 Randolph, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Sleder’s! Please RSVP to Heather Kingham at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org, or text 503-422-6515.

  • Bowling

    bowling graphicSaturday, March 18 2017


    7 p.m….Incredible Mo’s, N US 31 in Grawn

    Join us for bowling, pizza, and fun! Three lanes have been reserved at Incredible Mo’s. Shoe rental is $3 and it’s $4.25 per game. RSVP to Vicki at cvolsen17@yahoo.com