How do I add the Events+ Widget to Upfront Widget?

I am trying to add the events to the home page of the site using the widget draggable element in the Upfront configuration. When I click on the available widgets, it does not show in there. Also, Widgets does not show up under the WordPress Dashboard item Appearance like it does in other themes.

So, somewhat confused on this one. Tried everything.

Based upon how Upfront works, I cannot add a sidebar on the main page because it moves the header image over to the right instead of butting up to it. Have not been able to figure out how to resize any of the elements (such as sidebar, images, text, etc) so that would also be helpful. There are drag bars available but when I move them up or down, they snap back to the original size.

Please advise.