I just added a text widget to the sidebar of http://nycga.net below
"other ways to help" and above "upcoming events."
It looks like this:
Browse and Search
Groups | Forums | Members
Groups is the same as clicking on the Groups tab in the main
horizontal navigation menu. Forums and Members lead you to pages that
have been linked in the "Site Map" for a while, but those links are
effectively invisible to most site visitors.
There are certainly better ways to do this, in the future, but until
then the only side effect is to take up a little screen real estate
that pushes events down a little, but still leaves the the title
"Upcoming Events" and several events in the list as appearing above
the fold on most screens.