When I open the Events and Activities page, it automatically shows a list of forthcoming events but it's not very easy to read. I think that it looks better in the monthly view. Is there a way of setting the default view on the Events and Activities page as monthly?
I'm afraid there's no way to set the default view - though it's not a bad idea if you have a particular preference for one view over another! I'll add it to the list of good ideas for new features! :-)
One thing you could do is to create a link directly to the month view from the text in your page. This won't help if people go to it from the menu though, of course.