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.

Chipotle fundraiser

Eat out and benefit the Fearless Dance Company Booster Club from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Belton Chipotle restaurant, 1424 E. North Ave. Present the flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you are supporting this cause to be sure that 50 percent of your total benefits Fearless Dance.
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Electronics recycling

The annual E-waste Collection event sponsored by the Cass County Sustainability Committee will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Family Center Parking lot in Harrisonville, with Surplus Exchange a non-profit organization and an e-Steward certified recycler, accepting the electronics.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals and organizations to responsibly dispose of electronics. Please note that fees do apply only for CRT based televisions, CRT computers, and for console and rear projection TVs due to the costs involved in recycling them.  Recycling all other electronics is free.

Surplus Exchange, an e-Stewards certified electronics recycler and not-for-profit organization, will accept the materials listed in the attached flyer and will responsibly recycle the electronics.

Class of 1976 reunion

The Raymore-Peculiar High School class of 1976 invites you to its 40-year class reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Merle's American Tavern in Peculiar. Please spread the word. There will be a live band, and food and beverages available for purchase from the menu. Classmates from other close graduation years and their spouses are also welcome. There is no charge to attend, but we may pass the hat to help pay for the band. Please R.S.V.P. in the "Ray-Pec Mid-70s Classes Reunion" Facebook Group, or email Cher Littleton at

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Isaiah's VWM 5K

Isaiah's VWM 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, in Harrisonville City Park, to honor the memory of Isaiah Jones, a 5-year-old Ray-Pec Early Childhood student who passed away on June 29, 2016. He suffered from Vanishing White Matter Disease, a rare, terminal brain disorder. The 5K will benefit the foundation that is conducting research for treatment and finding a cure.

For more information, to register for the walk, or to donate: IsaiahsVWM5k

Student Art Contest

The Tri-County Art League and Raymore Arts Commission are sponsoring the 2016 Art Fest Student Art Contest for area middle school and high school students.

The art show is from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at High Blue Wellness Center.
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Trunk or treat

Elementary school-age children in the Raymore-Peculiar School District are invited to the annual Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the parking lot east of (behind) Ray-Pec High School north building, 20501 S. School Rd. The event is hosted by Ray-Pec High School Student Senate and includes vehicles/trunks decorated by school clubs and organizations. Children may trick-or-treat throughout the parking lot.

A carnival with games, inflatables, and prizes, will also be available. Carnival tickets are 50 cents each or $1 for four tickets.

Admission to Trunk or Treat is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item for each participating child is requested. All donations will go to a local food pantry. To donate candy or prizes, to support the event financially, or to ask questions, please contact Tessa Velez at or Emma Stark at

Art teachers will pre-select a maximum of 10 entries of student work from each school by Oct. 1. The categories include: 2-dimensional art (drawings and paintings), photography, and 3-dimensional art. All artwork will be judged by Tri-County Art League artists. Ribbons and prizes will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at High Blue Wellness Center.

Winning artwork will be displayed in High Blue Wellness Center during October, November, and part of December, and in Raymore City Hall from Jan. 22 to March 10, 2017. 

For more information, contact Sharon Parys at 913-515-6619 or or Sandy Braga at 816-591-2541
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Little Tikes football

Peculiar Parks and Recreations announces Little Tikes Football, Thursday nights in October. (Register by Sept. 27). Flyer

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 or text Jim at 919-539-4660.

Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar

For information about Cub Scouts in Raymore and Peculiar: Flyer

Cass County Dental Clinic

Cass County’s only non-profit dental clinic now offers two convenient locations! Keep your kids in the classroom by scheduling dental appointments at Cass County Dental Clinic during our after-school and evening hours. Call 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville). All Missouri Medicaid plans for children are accepted!

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