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.

Southland Aces open gym dates

The Southland Aces Volleyball Club offers two open gym dates for students to come and learn volleyball fundamentals and have fun. Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to an open gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Shull Early Learning Center. The cost is $5. Students ages 14-15 are invited to an open gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Stonegate Elementary School. The cost is $5.

Author presentation at Cass County Public Library

The public is invited to a special presentation by award-winning mystery author, Nancy Pickard, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore.

This free event is sponsored by the Cass County Public Library Friends of the Library.  Pickard is the author of numerous mystery books, and a recent title, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, has been made into a feature movie. She will be available to autograph her books you bring to the event. In addition, memberships in the CCPL Friends of the Library will be available. For more information, call 331-0049  or go to

Youth wrestling

Ray-Pec and Foust Elite Wrestling (FEW) offer a youth wrestling program for ages 5 through middle school. Registration for the youth wrestling program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 24, and 26, at "The Pit" gymnasium at Ray-Pec Academy, 20801 S. School Rd. Peculiar. For program information, including practices, coaching, and costs, see the Flyer.

Peculiar Parks and Rec Fall/Winter Leagues and Programs

The Peculiar Parks and Recreation Department offers a youth basketball league for grades 3-8 and a youth flag football tournament for grades K-2. The Department invites families to its Touch-A-Truck event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Raisbeck Park. You are also invited to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Brierly Hall in Peculiar. More details: Fall/Winter Programs

Parks department seeks facility monitor

The Peculiar Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a facility monitor to watch over the volleyball practices from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Peculiar Elementary School. More information

Girl Scout Swim Party

Girls are invited to a Girl Scout Swim Party from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at High Blue Wellness Center. Not a Girl Scout? Swim free when you register at the party. Future Girl Scouts may register at 2:30 p.m. at the wellness center or with a troop leader prior to the event. A parent or guardian must be present to register and is required to stay during the event. Girl Scout registration fee is $25. Current Girl Scouts pay an admission fee of $3 per girl. Register and submit permission slips to your troop leader. This is a troop event - not a family event. For more information, call Elaine at 816-519-2887.

Ray-Pec Coed Youth Soccer Camp

Boys and girls in grades K-8 are invited to participate in a Coed Youth Soccer Camp from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 30, at Panther Stadium. The Ray-Pec girls soccer team will coach students during the camp. The cost of $50 includes a t-shirt. Registration form

For more information, contact Jennifer Ogren at:

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.


Trunk or Treat

Children in the community are invited to attend a free Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot at Raymore Presbyterian Church, 204 S. Jefferson St., Raymore. 

Student Art Contest

The Raymore Arts Commission and Tri-County Art League announce an art contest for students in grades K-12 on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Centerview in Raymore. Artwork will be judged the morning of Nov. 4. The contest is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Students may submit entries through their school art teachers.

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