To anyone downloading the source, know that the sample data that I included has start and end dates June 15, 2012. Since the system only displays upcoming and "happening now" data, the sample data will not show unless you change the date accordingly (to at least a week or two after present).
System.UnauthorizedException: selected Species does not have access to target resource 'name'.
Just a note to everyone...we are looking to develop this into a platform for all sorts of visual communication needs. I was the only developer on this project (in a team of mainly HCI students), and development happened in just one semester. Thus, there is much room for improvement to truly make this project solid and flexible - any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks for putting this up Greg!