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
- Meeting at the Library: “The Ottawa – A River Reborn” documentary and Q&A with filmmaker
Monday, November 13 2017
Meeting at the Library: “The Ottaway – A River Reborn” documentary and Q & A with filmmaker
7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City
How will the decisions we make today impact the future of our Planet 100 years from now?
Few people today ask that question and even fewer asked that question 100 years ago when they used and abused the Boardman River to “benefit humanity”.
The one-hour documentary, “The Ottaway – A River Reborn,” explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. Through the hearts of minds of various stakeholders, a story unfolds about the challenges of turning back the hands of time by removing the three upper dams and modifying a fourth to once again connect the river with the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. This film weaves together Native values, the complexity of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizen’s” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of the Ottaway.
- Book Discussion: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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
- Hungry Humanists
Monday, November 27 2017
7 p.m….place TBD
Join us for dinner and conversation. RSVP to Marlene at marlene.smith8
- Hungry Humanists: Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse
Monday, October 23 2017
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
- Bike Ride: Beulah to Frankfort
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
Monday, August 28
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