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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

  • Book Discussion: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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    Sunday, November 42…er, 19 2017

    Book Discussion: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    Home of Linnaea Melcarek; 4 p.m.

    Join us for snacks and a discussion of Douglas Adams’ classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Details coming soon on our Book Club page.

    RSVP to Linnaea at lmelcarek@gmail.com

  • Hungry Humanists

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    Monday, November 27 2017

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….place TBD
    Join us for dinner and conversation. RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com


  • Hungry Humanists: Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse

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    Monday, October 23 2017

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse, 2576 Crossing Circle,Traverse City (near BAM, Books a Million)

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse (vegetarian options available, too). RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com


  • Bike Ride: Beulah to Frankfort

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    Sunday, August 6 2017

    Bike Ride…Beulah to Frankfort

    11 a.m….meet at the village park in Beulah

    Ride from Beulah to Frankfort for lunch! 20 miles round trip…a beautiful trip along a former railroad track by the Betsie River (nice and flat 🙂 ) Please RSVP to Mark at 231-392-1215 (text or call).


  • Hungry Humanists: Bayview Inn Bar & Grill

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    Monday, August 28

    Hungry Humanists

    7 p.m….Bayview Inn Bar & Grill, 5074 US-31, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at the Bayview Inn, right on the TART Trail and across from beautiful East Bay. RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8@gmail.com

  • Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen

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    Sunday, August 20 2017

    Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen

    Home of Mella and Chris; 4 p.m.

    Join us for snacks and a discussion of Anu Partanen’s book The Nordic Theory of Everything. Details on our Book Club page. RSVP to Mella for directions/more information at mccormick@nmc.edu