In the Community

Community Events

This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. Events are listed in calendar order, with undated items at the bottom of the list.

To submit an item, or make comments, suggestions or questions, please send a message to or call Michele Stidham, Communication Director, at 816-892-1314.

Little Panther Cheer Clinic

Ray-Pec High School varsity cheerleaders invite children in grades K-7 to a Little Panther Cheer Clinic, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Shull Early Learning Center. Mini cheerleaders will be divided by age and ability to learn a cheer, chant, dance, and basic stunting and jumps. The mini cheerleaders will perform at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, before the varsity football game.

The cost is $25 for the clinic. (There is an additional cost for admission to the game.) Pre-register by Sept. 13 to receive a T-shirt. You may also register on the evening of the clinic, and a T-shirt will be provided if available. Flyer

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Raymore Festival in the Park

Raymore Festival in the Park is Thursday, Sept. 21; Friday, Sept. 22; and Saturday, Sept. 23; at Raymore Memorial Park. The event includes a carnival, games, concessions, vendor booths, and entertainment. 

You are invited to participate in the car show, sand volleyball, baking contest, horseshoe pitching contest, bike safety rodeo, dog show, and barbeque contest. See a list of events and times: Festival in the Park

Raymore Festival in the Park

A parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Recreation Park and travels through Raymore to end in front of Raymore Elementary School.

Baby Contest judging will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16. Check the website for specific times:

NAMI Ice Cream Social is Oct. 22

You are invited to a NAMI Ice Cream Social at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at LifeQuest Church, 1400 N. Scott, Belton. Save the date and plan on coming to learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( or, the support groups available, classes being offered, and how NAMI is already helping those in our community.  For more information about the Ice Cream Social or NAMI: Flyer

Trunk or Treat

Children in the Ray-Pec School District are invited to attend Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, behind Ray-Pec South Middle School, 20501 S. School Rd., Children may dress up in costume to receive candy from high school clubs, teams, and organizations with decorated trunks. Admission for each child is a canned good item to be donated to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. There will also be games and a bounce house inside the middle school.


Wanted: Bus drivers

Apple Bus Company is seeking bus drivers for Raymore-Peculiar School District routes. 
  • No experience necessary
  • Training provided
  • Competitive pay
  • Work only when school is in session
  • Child-friendly work environment
Some monitor positions are also available. For information, call 816-318-1900.

Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar

For information about Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar: Flyer

Cass County Dental Clinic

Help your children succeed in school by taking care of their oral health! Cass County’s only non-profit dental clinic offers after-school and evening hours.

Call 816-322-7600
 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville). All Missouri Medicaid plans for children are accepted! Discounts* for uninsured students. (*Must qualify based on household size and income.)

Cass County Dental Clinic provides dental services to children from birth to age 20 in Cass County who are Missouri Medicaid or low-income uninsured. These services include x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, cleanings, sealants and fluoride varnish. A financial screening is required for those without insurance. 

Sign up for alerts from Peculiar

Want to receive alerts from the City of Peculiar and the Peculiar Police Department about weather, utility and criminal news? The department offers text and email messages through Nixle, a notification service for public safety agencies. To sign up, send a text to "888777" and place the zip code "64078" in the message area. Or visit the Nixle web site for more information:

24/7 Recycling

There are 13 recycling bins throughout Cass County. There is a bin in the parking lot of Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd. There is free 24-hour drop-off, and no sorting is required. This is a project of the Cass County Sustainability Committee. For a list of items that can be recycled, and other locations, see the: Flyer