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
- 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
Sunday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
- Hungry Humanists: Peegeo’s
Monday, April 24 2017
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 email@example.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
Monday, March 27
7 p.m….Sleder’s, 717 Randolph, Traverse City
Join us for dinner and conversation at Sleder’s! Please RSVP to Heather Kingham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 503-422-6515.
Saturday, 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 email@example.com