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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!

Please note: MEETINGS AT THE LIBRARY ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD. We are meeting outside in person when possible, and on Zoom as schedules allow. Check the Upcoming Events below for details

In Memoriam:

In the last six months, four of our fellow Grand Traverse Humanists have died. We are saddened by the loss of Ed Rom, Walter Foote, Mark Gustafson, and Gordon Grimm. Let us remember them well.

Upcoming Events

  • 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.?

  • Bike Ride: Darrow Park to Suttons Bay

    Tandem bikeSunday, September 7 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 17 miles.

  • Meeting at the History Center: Rebecca Skeels of the Sierra Club

    Monday, August 11 2014

    Meeting at the History Center…Rebecca Skeels of the Sierra Club

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

    Join us for a presentation by Rebecca Skeels, Chair of the Clearwater Sierra Club.

  • Beach Bums Game

    Beach Bums logoWednesday, August 27 2014

    Beach Bums Game

    7:05 p.m., Wuerfel Park, 333 Stadium Dr., Traverse City

    Join us for a GT Humanists outing to support our local baseball team!

  • 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.