Is there a faster way to enter events in the Entourage calendar?

Right now I have to click on an available time or select new. Then enter the info in the new window that opens select save and then close the new window. Seems to be way to many steps to simply create an event.

In Outlook all I had to do was click on the time period and I could enter the info right away and simply hit return and the event was saved.

Is there a faster and less complicated way of entering this info in Entourage?