Browsing for Events
Using the Menu
Use the links in the top black bar to view upcoming-Featured Events, Annual Events, This Month, This Week and Downloads.
Use the links in the green bar to view all events within a Category. For example, clicking on Music will display all Musical related events listed in the calendar.
Event listings within a Category can be refined further by selecting a Sub-Category. For example, clicking on Music then Classical will display all Classical related events listed in the calendar.
In the "KEYWORD SEARCH" field enter a word relating to your area of interest then press "Go". For example, entering "Classical" will list all events containing the word "Classical," or "Christmas Carols" will return all information containing the words "Christmas" and/or "Carols." Click on "Advanced Search" underneath the search box on every page to further refine you event search.
Sorting Event Listings
Selecting a different option in the drop-down menu then clicking "Go" can change the order of listings displayed within an event category. Events can be sorted by Date, Venue, and Title.
Finding Events Occurring Between Two Specific Dates
On the right hand side below advanced search select the "from" date and the "to" date and click "Go". All events between these two dates will be listed.
Using the Calendar
Click on the «» arrows next to the month on the calendar until you get to the relevant month. Click on the month (e.g. December). A list of events for that month will be displayed in the main window. Above the event list you can navigate to " « Previous Month" and "Next Month »" Click on a date to move through the days of the month.
Finding Events Using Advanced Search
Click on "Advanced Search" underneath the search box on every page. The advanced search page will appear in the main window. If you want to search by keywords or find free events please use the "Keyword search" text box. Otherwise add a date range, select an event category, interest and venue from the drop-down menus and click "Go".
Submitting an Event
Click on "Submit an Event". The button is present on every page underneath the calendar. Please read through the Event Submission Criteria. Then fill in the "Event Submission Form".
The "Title" is the heading, which will be displayed for your event on the webpage.
The "Category" is where your event will be listed - see the green navigation bar at the top of the page. Please browse through the categories if you are not sure where your event fits in.
"Interest" categories are mainly used for search purposes.
"Short Description" is used when a list of events are displayed. Please be brief and use only two to three sentences.
"Long Description" is used to give full information about your event.
Event Dates / Costs / Venue
Click on the "Event Dates" button and in the pop-up window click the "Add Event Date" button. Select the type of date most suitable for your event, fill in the date information and click "Submit". When you see "Date Information" with your event date underneath it your information has been saved and you can close the window.
- If you want to change the date information click the "Event Dates" button again and click "Edit", to remove a date click "Delete".
- You can add more than one date or date span for one event by selecting "Add Event Date" again.
Please fill in the "Cost" price with a $ sign.
Select a "Venue" from the drop-down list. If your venue is not present make sure it is within the Greater Port Macquarie region (Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government area) and then fill in the venue information by clicking the "Event Venue" button.