CALENDAR: How do I post an event?

Posting an event on the Community Calendar is easy, especially after you've done it once. The process takes only a couple of minutes. Here are the steps to use. If you encounter any problems, please email so that we can immediately help you post your event. Your feedback will also enable us to improve this tutorial.

  1. Log in to in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.
  2. Click the "Add your Event" link in the middle of the page, just under the "west marin calendar" banner. This will take you to the "Create Event" page.
  3. Fill in the Event Title, e.g., "Stinson Beach Polo Match."
  4. If you wish to include a photo--optional--place the photo on your desk top, then choose that photo (file) using the "Event Image" box. Then hit "Upload."
  5. Fill in the Event Description box. This is where you the event information. Note: As you type, do NOT end your lines by hitting the "Return" or "Enter" key. Just type away. The software automatically formats the lines. Use the "Return" or Enter" key only to indicate a paragraph break.
  6. If there's a related website, enter it in the Event Link box.
  7. Choose the Event Date using the tools in the "Event Date" box. This is important because if you don't enter the date, the listing will use the current date.
  8. Choose the Event Location (venue, not town) by clicking one of the radio (circular) buttons, e.g., "Bear Valley" or "Blackbird Cafe." If you don't see a place, go to the bottom of the list, click "Other," and enter the place. This will add a new item in the list, which other people posting events can use. Please only post West Marin venues.
  9. Choose the Event Town.
  10. Choose the Event Category. This will help people better understand what your event is about.
  11. Choose your audience. You can select more than one category, e.g., Children and Seniors.
  12. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose "Save." If all goes well, your event will now appear in the calendar at the right now. The event may not appear on the Home Page if the date is a few days or more in the future. But you and others can see it by going to the Home page, scrolling to the bottom of the calendar area, and clicking "more upcoming events."
  13. If you've made a mistake or want to revise anything in your event post, click the post and you'll be taken to a page where you can make changes. Other site visitors will not be able to change your text. After you finish revising, scroll to the bottom of the Create Event page and again click "Save."

Online Forums

Commons Connect Forums provide a virtual gathering place to those who live and work in the West Marin Community. (Access to this local online forum is limited to those who work and live in the geographical area outlined here.)

A single registration allows community members to post local events on the Community Calendar, to post items of immediate importance on Alerts, and to access all of the forums including:

  • West Marin Soapbox: Campaigns, Causes, and Discussions
  • Over-the-Hill-Gang: Rides and Errands
  • West Marin Share: Reuse materials; share information and services -  a money free zone
  • West Marin Marketplace: rentals; things and services for sale
  • Tending the Wild Collaborative: An Ethnobiology Project
  • Local Food System Initiative: Food and garden related shares and information
  • Think Local West Marin: Appreciation and applause for our neighbors
  • Commons Connect Tech Support: Help with our Web site features
  • Volunteering Opportunities in West Marin: Help our local non-profits





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