Adding Our Events to Your Calendar

If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to go to a different sites to keep up-to-date on events you want to attend. You’ve got one calendar system that works for you, and you want to stick with it!

Fortunately, our calendars are easy to integrate into whatever system you are using.

Google Calendar
Facebook
iCal & Microsoft Outlook
Other Calendar Feeds

Google

If you already use Google Calendar, you can either add individual events to your calendar or get all the feeds very easily.

Add A Single Event
From our calendar page, click on the event you want to add. A summary will appear.
Click on “copy to my calendar>>”
Click on "copy to my calendar"

A new tab will open showing all the event details. If you’d like to change the privacy settings, color code the event, or add a reminder, do that at the bottom of the screen.
Set the event's color, privacy settings, and reminders

Once you have made sure the event is being added to the correct calendar, click “save.”
Save the Event

Get All Our Events
To get the feeds all you need to do is click the “+GoogleCalendar” button in the lower right hand corner of the calendar view.

Click this button from the bottom of an embedded Google calendar to add its feeds to your Google Calendar.
Click this button from the bottom of an embedded Google calendar to add its feeds to your Google Calendar.

When you do that, you will be redirected to your Google calendar, and will see a pop up which lists all the feeds included in the calendar you were viewing. You may add one, some, or all of these calendars by clicking the “Add” buttons.

Multiple calendars show up because our main calendar includes several different feeds. The Google Calendars you choose to add will show up in your main calendar view, and will be color coded.
Multiple calendars show up because our main calendar includes several different feeds. The Google Calendars you choose to add will show up in your main calendar view, and will be color coded.

Another way to add our calendars to your Google Calendar is to use their iCal feeds. Simply paste the URL for the iCal feed into the pop-up that appears after you have selected “Add by URL” from the menu that appears if you click the arrow by “Other calendars” on the left hand side of your screen.

Add a Google Calendar using the iCal feed by clicking on the little arrow by "Other Calendars" and chosing "Add by URL."
Add a Google Calendar using the iCal feed by clicking on the little arrow by “Other Calendars” and chosing “Add by URL.”

See below for the iCal feeds.

Once the calendars are added, you can configure your notification settings for each calendar from your main calendar settings page or by clicking on th

If you would like to get reminders for events on this calendar, you can set them from your settings page, the calendar's settings page, or for specific events.
If you would like to get reminders for events on this calendar, you can set them from your settings page, the calendar’s settings page, or for specific events.

Facebook

SIH:Member Hosted Events and some community events are listed on our Facebook Group. Once you are logged in to Facebook, you can see them at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/saleminclusivehomeschoolers/events/
Usually, we will invite all group members when the event is created and you will be notified. However, if you were not a member of the group when the event was created, or if the event creator didn’t invite everyone, you will not have received an invitation.

To get updates on a Facebook event, click “Join” or “Maybe.” This has the added benefit of letting the organizer know that you plan to attend. Having a good headcount really helps with planning!

Exporting Facebook Events
Go to the facebook event you are interested in and click the “…” button on the right hand side of the page, just above the list of people attending.

Export a Facebook Event
Click on the “…” then select “Export Event”

Choose “Export Event.” A pop-up will appear.
Choose how you want to export the facebook event.
Choose your method of exporting the event.

  • Save to Calendar: Opens the default calendar system on your computer, allowing you to save the event there.
  • Send to Email: Sends you an email with the event details, with an “add to calendar” link that will easily create the event for you in the calendar linked with your email program.
  • Subscribe to all upcoming events on your calendar: This is a link to an iCal feed which can be used as described below. Bear in mind this subscribes you only to YOUR Facebook events – not all the events created by SIH on Facebook.

Creating Facebook Events for SIH
You are welcome to share your own events on the facebook group. However, if you want all members to actually receive an invite (recommended), please ask a moderator to create your event for you. Send us the date, time, location, and a brief description. If you also friend Joy on facebook she can make you an administrator for the event so that you can add pictures and edit the event yourself if necessary.

iCal

The iCal feeds for our calendars can be used in iCal and in Microsoft Outlook. If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you’ll need to look up instructions for your specific version.

Here are the iCal feeds:
SIH: Member Hosted Activities https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/1kmnqiirklqrmfr6h82350sjqo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

SIH: Community Activities https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/s47g8mccs43gsd0r03cj0r9buk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

SIH: Ongoing Classes https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/mvs0u4e6fr7gvaggake5o8cdm0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Woodburn Area Homeschoolers https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/woodburnareahomeschoolfamilies%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

To subscribe to our calendars in iCal, chose “Subscribe” from the “Calendar” menu. A pop-up will appear. Enter the URL of the calendar you want to subscribe to and click “Subscribe” or press enter.

Subscribe to our Calendar in iCal
Subscribe to our Calendar in iCal

Next, make sure to change the “Auto-refresh” setting to at least once a day, as events are added frequently and sometimes the details change!

Make sure you set Auto-refresh to at least Ever Day
Make sure you set Auto-refresh to at least Ever Day

Click “OK” to add the calendar. It will now appear! If you want to set reminders, you will need to do that using your iCal preferences.

Other Calendar Feeds

Some calendar applications use XML feeds. Here are the xml links to our calendars:

SIH: Member Hosted Activities https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/1kmnqiirklqrmfr6h82350sjqo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

SIH: Community Activities https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/s47g8mccs43gsd0r03cj0r9buk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

SIH: Ongoing Classes https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/mvs0u4e6fr7gvaggake5o8cdm0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

Woodburn Area Homeschoolers https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/woodburnareahomeschoolfamilies%40gmail.com/public/basic