sorry for my lack of knowledge on the subject, if i cant explain it enough today, ill have a better answer tomorrow when my friend is around.
We installed the calendar component. We wanted any event coming up, or past events, to show up just by going to the page with the calendar. For some reason it doesn't, until you specifically tell it to "See by month." Then it shows up without a problem. I have gone thru every page in the configuration and as far as I can tell, I have activated everything that should display it.
Sorry if thats not informative enough, I will update my friend tomorrow, and get more details if needed.