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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

  • Hungry Humanists: Spaghetti Jim’s

    Eat graphicMonday, July 28 2014

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Spaghetti Jim’s…1133 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

    Join us for dinner at Spaghetti Jim’s home of delicious homemade pasta. RSVP to karen.gredlein@gthumanists.org.

  • Meeting at the History Center: Larry Mawby on Local Vineyards and Winemaking

    Monday, July 14 2014

    Meeting at the History Center: Larry Mawby on Local Vineyards and Winemaking

    7 p.m., History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

    Larry Mawby is a winegrower on the Leelanau Peninsula, a poet, a Buddhist, a drinker of wines and eater of foods. He is a third generation fruit grower and since establishing the second commercial vineyard in this region in 1973, he has been growing grapes and making wines. Since 2000, all wines produced by L. Mawby are sparkling.

  • Summer Solstice Party

    Summer Solstice illustrationSaturday, June 21 2014

    Summer Solstice Party

    6 p.m….7670 E Shore Rd., TC

    Come to our annual summer solstice potluck/party! We’ll have the grill going and snacks and libations on hand. Bring a dish to share, or just come and visit with friends both old and new!

  • Hungry Humanists: Bayview Inn

    Eat graphicMonday, June 23 2014

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Bayview Inn, 5074 U.S. 31, Acme

    Join us for dinner at Bayview in Acme, on their lovely outdoor patio with a view of the bay. RSVP to karen.gredlein@gthumanists.org.

  • Bike Ride: Darrow Park to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bikeMonday, July 6 2014

    Bike Ride

    10 a.m….Darrow Park in Traverse City to Suttons Bay via TART

    Meet at Darrow Park in Traverse City and ride up the TART trail to Suttons Bay for brunch. Ride back or take BATA. Each way is 15 miles.

  • Bike Ride: Darrow Park to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bikeMonday, May 12 2014

    Bike Ride

    10 a.m….Darrow Park in Traverse City to Suttons Bay via TART

    Meet at Darrow Park in Traverse City and ride up the TART trail to Suttons Bay for brunch. Ride back or take BATA. Each way is 15 miles.