EVEN WITH ALL THAT - This is the best free calendar out there! It does everything I want. The color coding on the calendar, and the "Latest events" bot for showing the next events in the side bar was REALLY what the doctor ordered. Unlike some of the other event calendars, you can use images or other content in the event descriptions. Exactly what I wanted.
How they could improve:
The "latest events" display mode could be a tiny bit more intuitive.. I would like to have one field to show how many days in the past separate from how many days in the future. For example to show 30 days in the past but 90 days in the future.
I had one problem with using this with a free template made by siteground.com with FLV files. While it worked for MOV and AVI, the buttons would not work on FireFox for FLV (clicking would not play or pause). I could auto play, but then all would auto play and none would play again. I changed the template and it works on IE and FireFox now.
Great all-in-one solution!