Hello Richard Baugh,
Initially the problem was that the first version of the EventsView control consisted a beta version of the RadScheduler control, which was introduced with some problems for the recurring events. Next version of Sitefinity will contain an updated version of the EventVIew control, where the requested functionality will be built in the control. If you cannot wait untill then, you can use the RadScheduler control which is shipped with the standard Sitefinity package.
the Telerik team
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