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Post Your Events, Announcements on Plum-Oakmont Patch

This tutorial is for anyone who wants to publicize their event for free using Plum-Oakmont Patch's calendar.

There are things happening all over the Plum-Oakmont area every day, and it's impossible for one person to know about all of them. You can help make this site a better representation of what's going on in the community by adding the events you know about to our calendar—for free!

Our event calendar is great for things such as fundraisers, classes, garage sales, shows, concerts — anything where you would need to know the when and where. It's not for things such as advertising or promoting your business.

The video above explains how it works, and it's incredibly easy.

Here's a step-by-step:

  1. Log in to Patch. You can log in and register by clicking on Sign Up or Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  2. Click on "Events" on the top of the page.
  3. At the bottom of the Events page, click "Add an Event."
  4. Give your event a title.
  5. Choose a date, starting time and end time. If your event repeats, check the box that says "This event happens more than once or is an ongoing event."
  6. Under "Where," type in an address or the name of a location. If adding an address, include the city so the site knows where to place the event. Once you have a location, click on that location to save it.
  7. Fill out a description for your event. Tell us why we should be there and what to expect at the event.
  8. If you'd like to add photos, videos or a flier, click "Choose files to upload." You can upload JPGs, PNGs, PDFs and multiple types of videos.
  9. Choose a category and fill out all the relevant information, such as who the event is best for, the price, a contact number or email address, website, etc. Think about what you would want to know if you were planning to go to an event.
  10. Click "Post My Event."
  11. Tell all your friends how easy it was!

How to post an announcements:

The steps are very similar except you click onto the Announcements link under the "NEWS" tab along the blue bar at the top of the screen. Then click "Add Announcement" on the right side of the screen. Once again, just give your announcement a catchy headline where it says Title, and post the rest of your info in the Description area. Click a category below the title (which tells the readers what the Announcement is about) and click Post My Announcement at the bottom of the screen. It will post onto the website in a few minutes. Feel free to post Internet links in the story and upload as many photos as you want.

If you have trouble posting an event/announcement or have questions, e-mail Editor Heidi Dezayas at heidi.dezayas@patch.com. We can't wait to see what you have going on.

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