How to Patch: Add a Calendar Event
Having a charitable function, garage sale or open house? Spread the word for free on 'Patch!' Here are some step-by-step instructions.
Are you organizing a neighborhood yard sale? Maybe you want to share info about an upcoming book club that's open to the public? Or perhaps your child’s PTO would like to promote a fundraiser?
Community members are invited to post events to the Webster Groves Patch calendar, free of charge. When you post your event, you not only have creative liberty, but you can also access your event in the future if you need to make any additions or changes.
(Note: The Webster Groves Patch calendar is free for personal and non-commercial purposes. It’s not to be used for advertising. If you would like to promote your business on Patch, contact our Advertising Manager Erin Nelson at email@example.com. She can assist you with any business or display advertisements.]
Here's how you can add your event to the calendar:
1) Create an account on Webster Groves Patch. Don’t have one yet? Create one here. It’s free and easy.
2) Go to the event entry page. When you're logged in, click the “Events” tab under our logo at the top of the home page. Click the button near the right of the calendar page that says "Add an Event."
3) Give your event a title. Be descriptive, but space is limited. Try something like, “Library Bake Sale Fundraiser,” or “Moms Group Family Fun Day.”
4) Start entering the info. If your event occurs more than once or is ongoing, check the box labeled "This event happens more than once or is an ongoing event" under the “Time” field. If your event doesn’t have a specific time, or if it has more than one time, you can leave the "Time" field blank. If your event does not occur more than once, you can skip the next step. If you have an event that repeats, follow the instructions on the screen to determine how to enter the evnet. You can post up to 15 months of dates.
5) Select a location. If your event occurs at a business or organization located in the area covered by Webster Groves Patch, there’s a good chance it’s in our directory. Search the name of your location. If your location does not come up, you’ll have to type in the address, then select it when it comes up in the list. You can click “Add details” to give your location a name. If you still can’t find your location by entering the address, e-mail editor Sheri Gassaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6) Write a description. What’s happening at the event? What’s it about? Why is it happening? Be as descriptive as possible and include as many details as you have. Don’t forget to spell check your work, by using the little blue ABC checkmark icon at the top of the box.
7) Upload a photo. If you've got a photo or PDF to include, click “Choose files to upload,” then browse your computer for your selected files. You may add a caption, but it’s not required. [Note: Copyright laws apply. Please only use images you have ownership of yourself.]
8) Categorize your event. You can choose more than one category and more than one feature, but you must choose at least one category.
9) Extra information. If people have questions or want to get in touch with organizers, is there a website they can visit? Who should they call or email? Is there an admission charge, or a registration fee? And if your event requires a ticket, is there a website people can visit to order their tickets?
If you've filled out all the required fields (they're marked with an asterisk) and you’re happy with the information, click “Post My Event.”
The next page that you’ll see is your event listing, posted live on Webster Groves Patch!
If you have any questions about posting an event, of if you’re experiencing problems, please feel free to contact Webster Groves Patch editor Sheri Gassaway at email@example.com or 314-409-1086.