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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

  • Bike Ride: Old Mission Peninsula

    Tandem bike

    Sunday, Oct 9 2016

    GTH Bike Ride on Old Mission Peninsula

    10:30 a.m….7670 E Shore Rd

    Meet at the home of Mark and Heather, 7670 E Shore Rd, for a ride up Old Mission Peninsula. Lunch stop TBD. Contact Doug Moser with questions/RSVP: 231-946-7930.

  • Meeting at the Library: Dr. Mark Reimers on “Neuroscience and Humanism”

    Monday, Oct 10 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Dr. Mark Reimers on “Neuroscience and Humanism”

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

    Join us for our first GTH meeting via Google Hangout! Dr. Mark Reimers professor at Michigan State University, will be joining us via the marvels of technology for a talk about neuroscience and humanism. There will be opportunities for questions and answers. Dr. Reimers was one of the presenters at the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, and we were so impressed that we wanted to hear more.

  • Hungary Humanists: Thai Kitchen

    Eat Drink and be Merry

    Monday, Oct 24 2016

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Thai Kitchen, 1133 W South Airport Rd

    Join us for dinner out at TC’s newest Thai Restaurant! RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com

  • Hungry Humanists: Blue Tractor

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, Sep 26 2016

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….The Blue Tractor, 423 South Union Street, TC

    Join us for dinner out at our old haunt! We’re hoping to eat on the upper level outside, if the weather is nice! RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com.

  • Meeting at the Library: Three TED talks on Human Understanding

    Roundtable discussionMonday, Sep 12 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Three TED talks on Human Understanding and Communication

    7 p.m….main branch of TADL, 610 Woodmere Ave., TC

  • Bike Ride: TART Trail to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bike

    Sunday, Sep 11 2016

    Humanists Bike Ride

    TART Trail to Suttons Bay

    10 a.m. … Meet at Darrow Park in Traverse City

    Join us for a Labor Day weekend bike ride on the paved TART Trail, going 17 miles from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. We’ll brunch in Suttons Bay, then bike back (BATA bus is also an option). Contact person is Heather…text 503-422-6515.