Grand Traverse Humanists
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Grand Traverse Humanists

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 

Monday, November 13

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.

Sunday, November 42...er, 19

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 GalaxyDetails coming soon on our Book Club page. RSVP to Linnaea at lmelcarek@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Monday, November 20

Volunteer at the State Theatre

7:30 - 10:30 p.m...State Theatre, 233 E Front St, Traverse City

The third Monday of each month is Grand Traverse Humanists volunteer night at the State Theatre! Come take tickets, sell reasonably-priced popcorn and drinks, help with clean-up after, and earn a voucher for a future free movie. Help us support this worthwhile part of our community and have fun at the same time! Sign up at the meeting the week before, or email Sue at librarygirl1963@hotmail.com.

Monday, November 27

Hungry Humanists

7 p.m....Bubba's

Join us for dinner and conversation at Bubba's...428 E Front St. in Traverse City. RSVP by Monday the 27th at noon to Mark at mark.elliott@gthumanists.org, or text 231-392-1215.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 9

10-Year-Anniversary Celebration of Grand Traverse Humanists!

7 p.m....7670 E Shore Rd., Traverse City

Celebrate ten years of Grand Traverse Humanists' existence! Come reminisce with GTH friends if you were there, or learn of our storied past if you were not 😉 Snacks and libations provided; dishes to pass welcome but not required. We'll have some memorabilia around. Contact Heather if you have something to bring for GTH history! 503-422-6515 or heather.kingham@gthumanists.org.

 

 

Monday, December 11

Volunteer at Safe Harbor

517 Wellington St., Traverse City

Help our fellow humans experiencing homelessness by providing food, shelter, and hope. Safe Harbor rotated from church to church during the winter months in the past; this year, the program will operate out of its own building at 517 Wellington. The UU congregation will be staffing the building for the week of Dec 9-16...GTH will help out by handling the night of Dec 11. For more information, see gtsafeharbor.org....if interested in volunteering, contact Heather at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org, or call (503) 422-6515.

 

 

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