What happened for me was that I set up repeating events (e.g., a meeting which takes place on the first Monday of each month) with a standard title. Then I edited individual meetings to add details, and saved just for each occurrence.
An example is an upcoming Development Group meeting which is from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm NZ time on Monday 4 November. You can see this in Google Calendar view if you go to http://kcps.org.nz/events/ and then click forward to the month of November.
Below that calendar is the upcoming events widget, and not only does it list TWO occurrences for the meeting (one without the specific details for that event, and one with), but the times are offset 13 hours into the future and are 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday 5 November instead.
Hope that helps.