Add featured image to Events+ shortcode template

Hello SuperPeople :slight_smile:

I have a shortcode template for [eab_archive] that looks like this:

<section class="eab-events-archive <?php esc_attr_e($args['class']); ?>">
        <?php foreach ($events as $event) { ?>
                <?php $event = $event instanceof Eab_EventModel ? $event : new Eab_EventModel($event); ?>
                <article class="eab-event <?php echo eab_call_template('get_status_class', $event); ?>" id="eab-event-<?php echo $event->get_id(); ?>">
                        <h4><?php echo $event->get_title(); ?></h4>
<?php echo $event->get_content(); ?>
                        <div class="eab-event-body">
                                <?php echo eab_call_template('get_archive_content', $event); ?>
        <?php } ?>

It displays like this:

I want to (1) add the event's featured image, and (2) truncate the description either by number of characters or by using an excerpt.

For (1), I tried adding this above the title:

<?php echo $event->get_the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

and I tried this:

<?php echo $event->the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

but those both just broke the output entirely (I get nothing).

And for (2)....I am clueless. :\

I need a hero! :wink: