BENNINGTON - The next "Gathering of the Grandmothers" will be on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which is located at 108 School Street. The focus will be "Gifts from Our Ancestors." New women are always welcome. The cost is $15-20 per woman. Gathering the Grandmothers is a monthly circle happening in several locations in Vermont, which has been created to elevate the status of female elders. The ultimate hope and goal is that the grandmothers will remember how important they are and reclaim their place as wise elders within their communities. Contact Teresa King at or 518-854-3313.