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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

We have been holding virtual meetings over Zoom: check the upcoming events for details.

Upcoming Events

  • Bike Ride: Beulah to Frankfort

    Tandem bikeSunday, August 6 2017
    Bike Ride…Beulah to Frankfort

    11 a.m….meet at train station in Beulah
    Ride from Beulah to Frankfort for lunch! 20 miles round trip…a beautiful trip along a former railroad track by the Betsie River (nice and flat 🙂 ) Please RSVP to Mark at 231-392-1215 (text or call).

  • Meeting at the Library: Secular Buddhism with speaker Jeremy Beahan

    Jeremy Beahan
    Monday, August 14 2017

    Meeting at the Library: Secular Buddhism with speaker Jeremy Beahan

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

    Join us for a talk on secular Buddhism by former Reasonable Doubts podcast host Jeremy Beahan. More details coming soon.

  • Hungry Humanists: West End Tavern

    Eat Drink and be Merry
    Monday, July 24 2017

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m…West End Tavern, 12719 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
    Join us for dinner and conversation at the West End Tavern! This new establishment is in the location of the former Scott’s Harbor Grill, with outside dining options available overlooking beautiful West Bay and the nearby marina. RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com

  • Bike Ride: TART to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bike
    Sunday, July 2 2017

    Bike Ride to Suttons Bay

    11 a.m….meet at Darrow Park

    Ride up the TART Trail to Suttons Bay for brunch (17 miles of flat trail), then ride back, or take BATA. Contact person: Mark Elliott…call or text 231-392-1215.

  • Paddle Trip: Manistee River

    Paddling the Manistee River
    Sunday, July 16 2017

    Paddle Trip

    Manistee River…time and exact place TBD

    Let’s get outside and enjoy the beautiful Manistee River! We will start at Harvey Bridge (southeast of Buckley) at 10 a.m. and end at Glengary Bridge (just north of Mesick). This trip takes approximately three hours on the water (assuming you paddle and don’t just float), plus time to set up the shuttle and take a mid-day break. RSVP to Linnaea Melcarek at 231-357-1813 or lmelcarek@gmail.com. More info at our Facebook event.

  • Hungry Humanists: Blue Tractor

    Eat Drink and be Merry
    Monday, June 26 2017

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Blue Tractor, 423 S Union St, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner out! We’ll be upstairs on the outside deck, weather permitting. RSVP to Mark Elliott by calling or texting 231-392-1215.