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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

  • Meeting at the History Center: Shattering Common Perceptions

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    Monday, October 13 2014

    Meeting at the History Center of Traverse City: Shattering Common Perceptions

    7 p.m….322 Sixth St., Traverse City

  • Hungry Humanists: Pangea’s Pizza

    Eat graphicMonday, September 22 2014

    Hungry Humanists: Pangea’s Pizza

    7 p.m….Pangea’s Pizza…135 E Front St, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Pangea’s in downtown Traverse City. Pangea’s offers a wide variety of specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches, soups and appetizers all made with the freshest ingredients and with flavors of the seven continents in mind. RSVP to karen.gredlein@gthumanists.org.

  • Book Discussion: Deer Hunting with Jesus

    Deer Hunting With Jesus book coverSunday, September 28 2014

    Book Discussion…Deer Hunting with Jesus

    4 p.m….home of Gregg and Sue McDonald…8836 Wheeler Oaks, Williamsburg

    Join us for a discussion of Joe Bageant’s book Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class Wars. Sure to be a lively discussion!

  • Bike Ride: Darrow Park to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bikeSunday, October 5 2014

    Bike Ride (weather permitting)

    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 17 miles.

  • Hungry Humanists: Harbor 22 Grill

    Eat graphicMonday, September 22 2014

    Hungry Humanists dinner

    7 p.m….Harbor 22 Grill

    Join us for dinner on the bay at Harbor 22 Grill (formerly Scott’s Harbor Grill).  RSVP to karen.gredlein@gthumanists.org.

  • Round Table Discussion at the History Center: “On Being a Critical Thinker”

    The Thinker statueMonday, September 8 2014

    Round Table Discussion at the History Center: “On Being a Critical Thinker”

    7 p.m….322 Sixth St., Traverse City

    Join us at the History Center of Traverse City (the old library) for a round table discussion regarding responding rationally to irrational ideas. How do you respond to non-critical thinking when you encounter it…at home, with friends, in social situations, at work, etc.?