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.


Electronic Waste Event

The Cass County Sustainability Committee offers its annual Electronic Waste Event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Family Center, Mill-Walk Mall, Harrisonville. Safely dispose of your old computer, television, and other electronics. Flyer

Softball for 2nd and 3rd graders

Kansas City Dirt Devils softball team is seeking second and third graders who are interested in playing competitive softball. The team practices at Raymore Memorial Park and plays in local tournaments. Girls must be born in 2010 or after. Contact Coach Kenzie Hersh at 913-704-5950 (call or text) or

Starlight's STARS of Tomorrow

Do you know a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 who loves to sing, dance and act? Encourage him or her to audition for @KCStarlight's musical theatre training program, Starlight's STARS of Tomorrow! More information at 

Little Cheer Clinic

Students in kindergarten through 7th grade are invited to attend a Little Panther Cheer Clinic presented by the Ray-Pec varsity cheerleaders. The clinic will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, and Little Cheerleaders will perform before the Sept. 28 varsity football game. The cost is $25 for the clinic. Flyer

Panther Youth Basketball League

It’s time to sign up for the Panther Youth Basketball League. Boys and girls in grades K-3 may participate in this developmental league conducted by the Ray-Pec High School coaching staff. Players will be placed on teams with students from their own school, and will be divided into K-1 and 2-3 teams. Registration and more information

Raymore Festival in the Park

Raymore Festival in the Park is Thursday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 22, at Raymore Memorial Park. The annual event includes a baby contest, vendor booths, concessions, a carnival, entertainment, a BBQ contest, horseshoe pitching contest, baking contest, car show, dog show, and parade.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Recreation Park, and winds through Raymore to end at Raymore Elementary School. Carnival armbands can be purchased in advance for $15 ($20 at carnival) at Community Bank of Raymore or the Raymore Chamber of Commerce. Armbands can be used from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday or Friday only.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout troops are now forming in the Raymore-Peculiar School District. An open house (for girls of all ages) is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Girls in grades K-12 may join Girl Scouts. For information, call 800-728-8750 or go to:

Raymore Parks and Rec fall programs

Raymore Parks and Recreation offers youth sport leagues for baseball, softball, soccer, football, and volleyball. Register in person at 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore, or online at To read more about program offerings: Program Guide

Student Art Contest

The 4th annual Tri-County Art League/Raymore Arts Commission Student Art Contest will be Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at Centerview, behind Raymore City Hall. The contest is open to all students K-12 in the Ray-Pec School District. Students interested in entering may contact the art teachers at their school, or send a message to Sharon Parys. The art will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10. Cash prizes will be awarded at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Winning artwork will be displayed in the Raymore City Hall gallery, starting on Nov. 13.

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

Summer is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call Cass County Dental Clinic at 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule an appointment. All Missouri Medicaid plans accepted! No dental insurance? You may qualify for a discount.

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