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
Please note: MEETINGS AT THE LIBRARY ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD DUE TO
We have been holding virtual meetings over Zoom: check the upcoming events for details.
- Book Club Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Sunday, April 9 2017
Book Club Discussion…Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
11 a.m….home of Marlene and Isiah Smith
Join us for a discussion of J.D. Vance’s best-selling and illuminating book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. RSVP to Marlene at email@example.com for directions.
- Hungry Humanists: Peegeo’s
Monday, April 24 2017
7 p.m….Peegeo’s, 525 High Lake Rd., TC
Join us for dinner and conversation at Peegeo’s! Please RSVP to Marlene Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meeting at the Library: TC to Ann Arbor Rail
Monday, April 10 2017
Meeting at the Library: TC to Ann Arbor Rail
7 p.m. 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City
Join us for a presentation by Groundwork’s Jim Bruckbauer with an update on plans for the TC to Ann Arbor Rail, as well as other things in the works at Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities!
- Hungry Humanists: Sleder’s
Monday, March 27
7 p.m….Sleder’s, 717 Randolph, Traverse City
Join us for dinner and conversation at Sleder’s! Please RSVP to Heather Kingham at email@example.com, or text 503-422-6515.
Saturday, March 18 2017
7 p.m….Incredible Mo’s, N US 31 in Grawn
Join us for bowling, pizza, and fun! Three lanes have been reserved at Incredible Mo’s. Shoe rental is $3 and it’s $4.25 per game. RSVP to Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars
**postponed one week due to illness**
Sunday, Feb 19 2017
Book Club discussion: Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) by Stephen Prothero
11 a.m….home of Jill and Bradley (RSVP for address and directions)
In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today’s heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win. RSVP to Bradley Chaplin at email@example.com for directions/more information. Head to the sleigh ride after!
Sunday, Feb 19 2017
1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., Black Horse Farm…11177 S Plowman Rd, Empire
One and 1/2 hour ride in the beautiful wooded landscape of Leelanau County. Sleigh holds 12 people. Please contact Vicki to reserve your space: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-943-1761. $15.00 per Adult/ $10.00 per Child (age 4-12)