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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

  • Meeting at the Library: Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood imageMonday, February 8 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Planned Parenthood

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

    Join Carrie Ullery-Smith, education specialist at Planned Parenthood of North and Western Michigan, for a talk about what they really do at Planned Parenthood: the services they offer, their education programs, stories from people they serve. She will also talk about why it is important for these services to exist within our community and throughout our county – with a focus on unintended (especially teen) pregnancy rates and the toll they have on the individual, the child and our economy. She will also discuss how vital it is that children have access to comprehensive sex education, that includes their parents talking about sex with them at home.

  • Hungry Humanists: Tuscan Bistro

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, January 25 2016

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Tuscan Bistro,12930 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Tuscan Bistro! Please RSVP to Heather at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org, or by texting 503-422-6515.

  • GTH Meets the Sierra Club! Lake Ann Snowshoe Hike

    SnowshoesSaturday, January 23 2016

    GTH meets the Sierra Club! Lake Ann Snowshoe Hike

    2-4 p.m….Lake Ann Pathway

    The Grand Traverse Humanists are invited to the Sierra Club Snowshoe Hike at Lake Ann Pathway on Sat. Jan. 23rd at 2 – 4 PM. Must have State Park Pass, snow shoes. and be able to navigate some hills. This will be about a 2 mile hike.  Sierra Club requires that each participant signs a liability waiver. Let’s go out afterwards to Field Stone Deli for hot drinks and sandwiches.  Vicki Olsen will be leading the hike; you can reach her at cvolsen17@yahoo.com.

  • Hungry Humanists: Minerva’s

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, November 23 2015

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Minerva’s, 300 E State St, Traverse City

    Get ready for Thanksgiving with a warm-up dinner with GTH! RSVP to Heather at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org, or text 503-422-6515.

  • Winter Solstice Party

    Winter Solstice trees in winterSaturday, December 19 2015

    GTH Winter Solstice Party

    7 p.m….home of Mark and Heather, 7670 E Shore Rd., Traverse City

  • Meeting at the Library: Jeff Haas…Sending Love into the Universe: The Healing Power of Music

    Monday, December 14 2015

    Meeting at the Library: Jeff Haas…Sending Love into the Universe: The Healing Power of Music

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

    Join jazz musician, composer, radio personality and social worker Jeff Haas for a discussion of the power of music. From his experience growing up in the rich culture of classical music of his father, Adventures in Good Music’s Karl Haas, to his own passion for and exploration of the collaborative and expressive world of jazz, to his outreach with school kids through Building Bridges with Music, Jeff is living the principle opined daily by his dad: “Music can heal the world.”