Grandmothers are revered in other cultures. In times past, their counsel was sought in all major decisions. A free event on Friday, August 26, will honor women in the grandmother stage of life, regardless of whether they have grandchildren. Held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at The Left Bank, 5 Bank Street, North Bennington, this gathering, inspired by the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, will embrace all that we’ve become, share our wisdom and reflect upon how we would like to see the role of grandmothers change in our society. RSVP to Teresa King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-733-5729 with the number of people planning to attend.