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How to Add an Event to the Calendar

Before you add an event to a calendar, it's highly recommended that you log into the system using the Member Login form in the left sidebar. If you log in before adding an event, you'll be able to go back later and edit or delete that event.

To add an event to a calendar, click the Add Event link in the left sidebar menu. If you're viewing a calendar, you may add also an event to that calendar by clicking the Add Event link at the bottom left of the calendar display.

After you click the Add Event link, you'll be taken to a form. Simply fill out the form with the following information to add your event:

Calendar:
Select the calendar you wish to add the event to. The list will only include calendars you have permission to add events to. You may need to log in to be able to add events to some calendars.


Title:
Fill in the title of the event. This field is required.


Location:
Fill in the location of the event. This field is optional.


Description of event:
Fill in a description of the event. This is optional but highly recommended!


Contact Name:
Fill in the name of a contact person for this event. This field is required. If you are logged in, it will default to your name.


Contact phone:
Fill in the phone number for the event's contact person. This field is optional.


Contact email:
Fill in the email address of the event's contact person. This field is optional. If you're logged in, it will default to your email address.


Start date:
Use the drop-down boxes to select the date of the event, or click on the little red calendar icon next to the field to display a calendar which you can use to select the date. If you clicked the Add Event link in the sidebar to get to this form, this will default to today's date. If you clicked the Add Event link below the calendar display, this will default to the first date that was being displayed on that calendar.


Times:
Use the drop-down boxes to indicate the starting and ending times for the event. If you do not specify starting and ending times, this event will be saved as an all-day event.


Repeats:
If this is a repeating event, use this drop-down box to tell how the event repeats. The options are:


Times to repeat:
For repeating events ONLY, either fill in this field or the Repeat until field. Use this field to specify how many times the event will repeat. If you put a number in this field, the Repeat until field will be ignored.


Repeat until:
For repeating events ONLY, either fill in this field or the Times to repeat field. Use the drop-down boxes or the little red calendar icon to the right of this field to specify the last date the event will occur. If you specify a date in this field, do not put a number in the Repeat until field. If you do, the system will ignore the date you put in here.


Please enter the code above:
If you're logged in you won't see this field. If you see it, look at the image just above this field and type in the letters and numbers shown in that image. If you can't read the numbers, try clicking the Reload image link to get a new image.



After filling in the above information, click the Add Event button to post the event to the selected calendar. The event will be re-displayed so you can check it and/or update it. To create a new event, click the New Event button at the bottom of the page.

Note that some calendars are moderated. This means your event will not appear on the calendar until the calendar's moderator has reviewed and approved your event.

See also:
Edit or Delete an Event you Added to the Calendar
Log into the Calendar System

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