We have regular events that happen every week or month. Storytime or Movie Night. We have other events that might be a one off. Most events fall into this later category, however I'd like to have a word to describe them... The best I've come up with is "special events" but that implies that the regular events aren't special.

  • "non-repeated"? Jul 26, 2016 at 16:27
  • are these events spontaneous or planned?
    – Chris Gong
    Jul 26, 2016 at 16:38
  • These are all planned events, we have 60-80 events per month. Our software can show particular tags, but it can't show all events excluding specific tags, so basically we need to come up with a tag for "not storytime or movie or other regular event"
    – aslum
    Jul 26, 2016 at 16:40
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    – MetaEd
    Jul 26, 2016 at 18:56
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    Have you looked at other calendars? What about Google's approach e.g. "Does not repeat" vs "Every ..."
    – k1eran
    Jul 26, 2016 at 20:43

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You may consider nonrecurrent.

nonrecurrent: not recurring

recur: to occur again after an interval : occur time after time

For a more informal term, you may consider one-time or one-off events. The latter is already used in your question.

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