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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: TC to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bikeSunday, June 12 2016

    Bike Ride to Suttons Bay

    10 a.m….meet at Darrow Park in TC

    Ride to Suttons Bay for brunch…return by bike or take the BATA bus. Ride is 15 miles each way via the TART Trail. Contact person is Mark…231-392-1215.

  • Meeting at the Library: Tim Keenan of Veterans for Peace…Naneek documentary film

    Monday, May 9 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Tim Keenan of Veterans for Peace…Naneek documentary short film and discussion

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

    Join us for a viewing and discussion of Tim Keenan’s documentary film “Naneek,” which chronicles his return to Vietnam forty years after his service in the Vietnam War. Now in his sixties, Tim returned to the country he equated with war and climbed the hill that had given him PTSD. He sat down with former enemy, reconnected with Vietnamese culture, and slowly felt a great weight being lifted. Following the film will be a question and answer period with Tim.

  • 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.