Calendar of Events
- Which calendar should I use?
- How do I post an event to the calendar?
- I found a mistake in an event I posted, or my event was cancelled. How do I fix it?
- How do I get my event to show on the Boreal home page?
- When should I post my event?
- Can I get my own calendar?
- What types of events may I post to the Community Calendar, and what are the rules for posting events to the public calendars?
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99% of the time you should post your event to the Cook County Community Calendar. This calendar is open to the public and can be used for pretty much any (legal) event occurring in Cook County. Events posted to this calendar also show up on the Boreal home page the day of the event.
The North Shore Arts calendar is used by the Playhouse, Art Colony, and other artist organizations to post their events. Events posted to this calendar appear in the list of events on the North Shore Community Calendar, but don't appear on the Boreal home page.
The other calendars are generally dedicated to and maintained by special groups such as the schools and Senior Center.
To post an event, go to the calendar you want to post your message to and click the "Add Events" or "Add One Event" link at the bottom of the page. Then simply fill out the form and click the "Add Event" button at the bottom to save it to the calendar. Note - you do not need to be logged into the calendar to post your event, but if you post an event when you're not logged in you will not be able to go back and modify it.
Once you've submitted your event it will be reviewed by the organization who operates the calendar, and on approval will appear on the calendar. This approval process prevents spammers from posting spurious events on the calendars - it's very rare for an event submitted by a Boreal member to not be approved!
If you were logged into the calendar when you posted the event, log in again with the same email address. Then find your event on the calendar and click the event title to view it. When you're viewing it, you'll see an "Edit Event" link at the bottom of the event. Click this link and you'll be take to the form where you can update the event.
If you weren't logged in when you posted the event you won't be able to update it. In this case, if you find a mistake on one of your events, please contact the Boreal office (387-9471 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be happy to update your event for you.
Be sure to post it to the North Shore Community calendar. Events posted to this calendar automatically appear on the home page the day of the event. Events posted to other calendars won't appear on the home page.