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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

  • Meeting at the Library: Peter Payette of Interlochen Public Radio

    Monday, Feb 13 2017

    Meeting at the Library: Peter Payette of Interlochen Public Radio

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

    Join us for a talk exploring the current state of news radio…get all the facts and alternative facts from Peter Payette, former director of news and current executive director of Interlochen Public Radio.

  • Meeting at the Library: GMO? OMG!

    Monday, March 6 2017
    **Note: FIRST MONDAY of the MONTH**

    Meeting at the Library: GMO? OMG!

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


    Join us for a presentation by our own Mark Elliott and guest Kevin Query, currently immersed in agricultural studies downstate. Get the scientific perspective on genetically modified organisms. Sure to be a lively discussion!

  • Interview: Grand Traverse Humanists Scott Blair

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    Click below for an interview by Conatus News with Grand Traverse Humanists vice-president Scott Blair:


  • Sleigh Ride

    Sleigh Ride

    Sunday, Feb 19 2017

    Sleigh Ride!

    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: cvolsen17@yahoo.com or call 231-943-1761. $15.00 per Adult/ $10.00 per Child (age 4-12)

  • Solstice/New Year’s Party!

    Winter Solstice forest sceneSaturday, Dec 31 2016

    Solstice/New Year’s party!

    8 p.m….home of Mark and Heather, 7670 E Shore Rd

  • Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawanda

    Being Mortal book coverSunday, Nov 20 2016

    GTH Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

     4 p.m…home of Scott and Suzette

    Join us for a potluck and book discussion of the very important Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. RSVP to scott.blair@gthumanists.org