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    Default Event Calendar

    Here is the event calendar for the next 3 weeks,
    http://www.gagb.org.uk/Events/Events030214.pdf
    42 events coming up, including a special get together (GC4XB8V) to welcome Sarah Leonard (Snoopy Is Boss) back to the game. Hopefully by then she will also have found her 4000th find!
    There are 3 intriguing events in Liverpool, London and Dublin but many more across the world - Love Love...Geocaching.
    So there is lots and lots up and down the countries to get involved in - where will you go?

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    Over 50 events in the next three weeks. Great to see a couple of CITOs in there and expect to see more as people finalise plans for the worldwide CITO weekend on the 26th and 27th April.
    There's a new Severn Bore viewing event, which will hopefully go to plan this time. And I'd love love love someone to give some feedback on what is happening at the Love Love...Geocaching events this week.

    Have a great week!

    http://www.gagb.org.uk/Events/Events100214.pdf

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    Shame about the calender not being update now, I personally find it easier to look at a specific date on a calender than to browse through a long list. Really this is no different to the GroundSpeak email with the events listed.

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    A lot easier to read on this than the email.

    The calender is very time consuming and if the committee are doing their job, far better things to spend their limited free time on.

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    Unhappy Calender

    I find the calendar easier to use - you can see exactly what's happening on a specific day and plan ahead. I find it particularly helpful when planning camping weekends etc, the email doesn't allow you to do this. I would like to see the calendar back in use.

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    Once again, less than 8% of members use the calendar with any sort of regularity making the time consuming effort in producing it pretty futile, especially when the detail is available in many other places.

    I agree, it can be useful to see it as a calendar and for that reason I use the GSAK macro which allows me to take my events database and export it into my Outlook calendar. Unfortunately that simple method cannot be replicated onto this website but I am happy to talk anyone through the process to do it themselves.

    The full events database will be published in Seeker when it comes out. With camping events being published further in advance than most other events, hopefully that will give you the additional detail you are missing.
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    Here is the next 3 weeks of event detail. An event to welcome SnoopyIsBoss back to the game after the cow incident, on Wednesday (GC4XB8V) and a good walk up a hill to a remote cache location on Sunday (GC4WC83). More and more CITO's are being published too. Why not let us know where you are going?

    http://gagb.org.uk/Events/Events170214.pdf

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    Thank you for replying - unfortunately I don't use GSAK - I've tried but find it confusing, not being IT savvy and I cannot afford to pay for it's use. I know that my GC buddy also used the calendar to look for events in areas out of our notification area - we will miss it.

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    An idea, are you able to open this in Outlook, or any other program that uses iCal? Perhaps start a new calendar first. Note it isn't the most up to date version but if it works and people want it I am happy to upload it periodically

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...20Calendar.ics

    FYI, 28 events were published in the last week alone. Updating them all to the old calendar would have taken ages.

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    Default That's great

    Thank you :socool: - I can see a few events that we might be able to attend . I can appreciate the time it would take to upload all the events and I can understand why the decision was made to change it. I suppose if we do a regular search for events nationwide we would pick any new ones up - just laziness on our part . I will also take another look at GSAK, I see there's a FB page that offers help and advice on how to use it. Thanks again for your help.

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    If it is useful to people I am quite happy to put the calendar link on at the same time as the pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamTroy View Post
    ... snip.... I will also take another look at GSAK, I see there's a FB page that offers help and advice on how to use it. Thanks again for your help.
    The next issue of Seeker (19) has an article about GSAK (due out 1st March)
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    Apologies for the slight delay, illness yesterday prevented us getting it out on time...

    This weekend gives another opportunity to see the Severn Bore, a 4* this time. Not sure what the water levels are like down there now but hopefully it will be a better show than earlier this month.

    A couple of CITO events are coming up, does anyone have any plans to attend?

    Let us know what you are up to!

    http://gagb.co.uk/Events/Events240214.pdf

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    Good morning.

    Here are your next 3 weeks worth of events. It had been hoped to incorporate a full event list into Seeker but at 134 current events across Great Britain and Ireland, it is just too many to include and maintain the theme of the magazine.

    Therefore we have added additional events to this listing, namely CITOs, highlighted green, Camping Events (at least the ones that have "camp" in their listing name), in yellow and Megas in purple. Hopefully that will help those of you that like to plan ahead.

    I've seen some of the pictures from the latest Severn Bore event but would love to know how it went from some of the attendees - any feedback?

    Have a great week, let us know what you get up to!

    http://www.gagb.org.uk/Events/Events030314.pdf

    This is a link for people that would like to import the full calendar into their Outlook calendar or equivalent https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...iCalEvents.ics

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    @richlay, as one of the co-hosts of the Severn bore event I'd have to say that for my first ever event, it all went pretty well.

    We were treated to a decent bore, although it being 15 minutes early meant a few attendees almost missed it! There's some video of it linked to in a note I've posted on the cache page.

    We had cachers from Gloucestershire and beyond attend (Oxford, Swindon, Redditch and elsewhere) and even one US chap who was in Bristol and popped up to join us.

    For me, it was good to chat with people I'd only known up to them as names on log books or cache pages and reinforced what I already knew, in that the caching community is a diverse but at the same time inclusive and a very welcoming one.

    There was lots of cake around and some lovely homemade sausage rolls, as well as some interesting coins and trackables on show.

    A couple of people have awarded it 'virtual favourite points' in their logs, so it seems I'm not alone in my view of how it all went.

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