I understand your reasoning about the calendar widget not refreshing the page. Don't you find it funny that it seems no matter which way you do something, some one somewhere always wants it another way?
I see the LiveCalendarWidget.ss in the templates folder, and the live_calendar_widget.css in the css folder. Is this what you are referring to? I'm not greatly intuitive when it comes to changing code - I was able to change the look of our calendar (colors, positioning, etc), but I'm no code wizard. Can you explain how I would make use of the $LiveCalendarWidget? Thanks again.