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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

  • Book Club: Discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    Just Mercy book coverSunday, May 15 2016

    GTH Book Club

    4 p.m….home of Chris Kuchuris and Mella McCormick

    Join us for a discussion of Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Books are available for purchase at a discount through the GTH Book Club at Brilliant Books. To be added to our list there, and for directions and RSVP, contact Heather at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org.

  • Meeting at the Library: Chef Ali Lopez …”Healthy Eating: Rethinking Your Plate”

    Monday, April 11 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Chef Ali Lopez…”Healthy Eating: Rethinking Your Plate”

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

    Join Chef Ali Lopez as she discusses healthier eating. Learn some easy ways to step away from processed foods and get more whole foods in your diet. What does “nutrient dense” mean, and why should we care? Explore some healthy choices that taste great!

  • Hungry Humanists: Peninsula Grill

    Monday, April 24 2016

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Peninsula Grill

    Join us for dinner out! Please RSVP to Heather at heather.kingham@gmail.com

  • Bowling Night

    bowling graphicSaturday, February 20 2016

    GTH Bowling Night

    8 p.m….Lucky Jack’s, 1705 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City

    Join us for bowling fun at Lucky Jack’s on Garfield Ave. (near South Airport). RSVP to Craig Olsen at craigolsen62@yahoo.com. Note start time is 8 p.m.

  • Hungry Humanists: Agave Mexican Grill

    Monday, February 22 2016

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Agave Mexican Grill

    Join us for dinner out! Please RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com

  • 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.