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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

  • Bowling

    bowling graphicSaturday, March 18 2017

    Bowling

    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

  • Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

    Why Liberals Win Culture Wars cover**postponed one week due to illness**

    Sunday, Feb 19 2017

    Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) by Stephen Prothero

    11 a.m….home of Jill and Bradley (RSVP for address and directions)

    In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today’s heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win. RSVP to Bradley Chaplin at bradleychaplin@att.net for directions/more information. Head to the sleigh ride after!

    Sleigh Ride imageSunday, Feb 19 2017

    Sleigh Ride!

    1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., Black Horse Farm…11177 S Plowman Rd, Empire

    One and 1/2 hour ride in the beautiful wooded landscape of Leelanau County. Sleigh holds 12 people. Please contact Vicki to reserve your space: cvolsen17@yahoo.com or call 231-943-1761. $15.00 per Adult/ $10.00 per Child (age 4-12)

  • Meeting at the Library: Peter Payette of Interlochen Public Radio

    Monday, Feb 13 2017

    Meeting at the Library: Peter Payette of Interlochen Public Radio

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

    Join us for a talk exploring the current state of news radio…get all the facts and alternative facts from Peter Payette, former director of news and current executive director of Interlochen Public Radio.


  • Meeting at the Library: GMO? OMG!

    Monday, March 6 2017
    **Note: FIRST MONDAY of the MONTH**

    Meeting at the Library: GMO? OMG!

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

     

    Join us for a presentation by our own Mark Elliott and guest Kevin Query, currently immersed in agricultural studies downstate. Get the scientific perspective on genetically modified organisms. Sure to be a lively discussion!


  • Interview: Grand Traverse Humanists Scott Blair

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    Click below for an interview by Conatus News with Grand Traverse Humanists vice-president Scott Blair:

    http://www.conatusnews.com/interview-with-scott-blair.html

  • Sleigh Ride

    Sleigh Ride

    Sunday, Feb 19 2017

    Sleigh Ride!

    1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., Black Horse Farm…11177 S Plowman Rd, Empire

    One and 1/2 hour ride in the beautiful wooded landscape of Leelanau County. Sleigh holds 12 people. Please contact Vicki to reserve your space: cvolsen17@yahoo.com or call 231-943-1761. $15.00 per Adult/ $10.00 per Child (age 4-12)