updating existing wordpress site

On the following wordpress site I am trying to change 2 things.

We need to update the calendars under Programs on the sidebar and I will have to update the content to the Events page

I am relatively new to wordpress but familiar to a limited degree of the dashboard.  Where do I locate how to change the sidebar calendar and also I can't find where I can change the Events page in the WordPress admin console.

How can I locate this since I did not design the site?
al4629740Asked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Generally speaking, look at Appearance | Widgets anytime you want to affect a sidebar.  

I can't get your events content to display, but look under Pages first for it.
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al4629740Author Commented:
Can't seem to find it.
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Alicia St RoseOwner & Principle Developer/DesignerCommented:
You appear to be using this theme:

http://themeforest.net/item/philanthropy-nonprofit-wordpress-theme/9139991

Looks like the sidebars are located in the theme options. You would need to read the documentation to come to terms with it.

FYI: Theme options are built into the theme and appear when the theme is activated . They are not a part of WordPress out of the box.

I'm not able to see any events on your event page either.

I think you might want to have your WordPress theme implementer (the person who installed and edited your current theme) show you how to make edits. This is the whole purpose of WordPress. A theme should not make WordPress difficult for you.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Themeforest exists to make WordPress more difficult.  Generally speaking those themes are awful.
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al4629740Author Commented:
Is it possible some of these changes are impossible for me?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
No, nothing is impossible for someone who has Administrator privileges for the site.  If you don't have that, then you are in trouble and do need to contact the person who built this.
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al4629740Author Commented:
I'm looking under appearance and then customize. I don't see anything where I can change the calendar. I wonder if I can contact theme Forest and they would be able to instruct without charging
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
No, Customize is only for changing the appearance of things, not content.

Appearance | Widgets controls widgets, all other content comes from one of 4 places:

1) Pages
2) Posts
3) Custom Post Types
4) the various template files that make up the theme (Appearance | Editor, PHP and WP knowledge required)

Frankly, you can try Themeforest support but they don't support the themes, the theme author does. You would be better off talking to him/her/them if possible.  Alternately, just hire a competent WordPress developer for an hour.  That's about how long it will take them to straighten this out for you.
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