This is really just for folks local to me (Glossop, England); readers from further afield are quite unlikely to make a special trip for these events.
I don’t know how other people work (at all, let alone in this regard), but I read about an upcoming event and it generally falls into one of three categories:
- Yes, I definitely want to go to that; I will book tickets and make arrangements now!
- No, I’m not interested in that at all.
- That sounds interesting; I might like to go, depending on how I feel about it when the time actually comes.
Now for me, I’m interested in lots of different things in the world, though I’m also busy and yet also a homebody, so a lot of stuff falls into category 3. Categories 1 and 2 are easy enough to deal with – the former goes on my calendar immediately; the latter is ignored. But what to do with all these things I might like to do, perhaps, if the mood and timing turn out to be right?
Some years back, I discovered the joys of Google calendars. To address this problem, I turned to them. These events got their own calendar, so they don’t clutter up my calendar. I can set alerts to remind me, depending on how keen I feel when I’m putting it in. I can put all the information about the event right there in the calendar entry – so when I’m out trying to find the location, I can just pull that calendar back up to see what the address was, again. As you can see, this solution has worked really well for me.
It’s occurred to me that, now that I have my own website, I can easily share that calendar with others by adding it on a page here. It might help others. I caution you, however, that this is just my calendar. You should always verify information yourself before you set off, if you can. I’ll always link to websites where I can, but much of what gets added comes from two-liners in the local paper (which don’t include websites). So, I put in what I know, and hopefully it’s enough to find them.
So, without further ado, my Glossop and area Community Events Calendar is here.
Since it’s a Google calendar, you can subscribe to it yourself – just click on the +Google Calendar in the lower-right-hand corner, and it should open a new tab for you and give you options. Once you’ve done that, I think you can set your own reminders for any given event.
Please comment on this entry or email me if you have any suggestions, things you want me to include, or comments about the calendar.