Hi Steve thanks for replying. I've been away for the weekend.
As far as the java errors for the popup, I think I have found the problem.
As I set out to make a short video for you to see the error (easier to see than describe), one of my topics in my short video was plugins that might have been new.
I recognized one new plugin, Uji Countdown, a countdown plugin that uses short-codes too, added for the new years eve. Upon deactivating I regained use of the calendar popups when setting an event. I also tested by reactivating and lost function again. So that's back to normal.
As far as the Calendar view (public) tootips, that is still not working.
I read the article you reference, and honestly it's above my pay grade. However, from what I can tell exploring the theme directory, I do not believe my theme uses masonry. I even replace the jquery.masonry file with an old one and theme functioned properly. Even removed the file, and theme functioned.
So as of now 1/2 of my problem seems solved. I await your reply for your next suggestion.