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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

  • 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.”

  • Hungry Humanists: Harrington’s By The Bay

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, December 28 2015

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Harrington’s By the Bay, 13890 S. West Bayshore Drive, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Harrington’s! Please RSVP to Heather Kingham at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org.

  • Walk Off the Stuffing Hike

    People hiking imageSaturday, November 28 2015

    “Walk Off the Stuffing” Hike

    2 p.m….Twin Lakes Park, 6800 N Long Lake Rd

    Join us for a post-Thanksgiving hike, our second annual “Walk Off the Stuffing” excursion to the beautiful Twin Lakes Park! Meet at the parking lot at 2 p.m. The hike is about two miles, with one steep hill at the beginning. RSVP to Vicki Olsen…cvolsen17@yahoo.com