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.

Raymore Festival in the Park

Raymore Festival in the Park

The annual Raymore Festival in the Park, featuring a carnival, concessions, and vendor booths, is Sept. 19, 20 and 21 at Raymore Memorial Park. Festival schedule. For specific information about signing up for the contests, go to the Festival website.

Carnival armbands may be purchased in advance for $15 at Community Bank of Raymore or The Raymore Chamber of Commerce. Armbands may be purchased at the carnival for $20. Armbands may be used from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday or Friday.

Other special activities include: Baby contest (Note: Judging takes place the week before the festival on Sept. 14 at Springing Up Child Development Center); Baking Contest, Barbecue Contest, Car Show, Dog Show, Pancake Breakfast, Sand Volleyball; performances by Jack Snaps performance, We Rock U America, and local dance studios; Ice Cream Social; Bike Safety Rodeo; and law enforcement and safety demonstrations.

RPHS Robotics team at the carnival

System Meltdown, the Ray-Pec High School Robotics Team, will have an activity station open from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Kids can make a "badge" with flashing LED lights that change colors. Kids can spend time with robotics team members and learn to make simple electric circuits. The Team also plans to bring its t-shirt cannon.


The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, from Recreational Park. Parade route: Crane to Toucan. Finch to Martin. Turn left on Lucy Webb to Washington. Turn left on Maple to South Madison to Raymore Elementary. End at Lucy Webb and return to Rec Park.

Make-A-Wish Volleyball Game

Proceeds from the Ray-Pec v. Lee's Summit North volleyball game will help a Make-A-Wish family. Flyer

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Block Kids Building Competition

The National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Gr. Kansas City Chapter #100 invites children in grades 1-6 to the 31st Annual Block Kids Building Competition and Trades Show at The Builders Association Training Center, 105 W 12th Ave., North Kansas City, Mo. 

NAWIC block kids

Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. Kids participate in a mini "trades fair" from 9 to 10 a.m. and get to learn what real carpenters, iron workers, painters, operators and other positions in the construction industry do for a living. During a building competition, from 10:15 to 11 a.m., participants put their imaginations to work with LEGO building blocks, string, foil and construction paper. There are prizes for each age group, and the grand prize winner will advance to regional and national competitions. Judging takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m., with awards at noon. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. More information 

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Jewelry fundraiser

Kendra Scott Jewelry will have a pop up shop at the Oct. 11 varsity football game from 6 to 8 p.m.  Jewelry will be available in Ray-Pec school colors, Platte County School colors, and pink for breast cancer awareness. Twenty percent of the sales go to the Ray-Pec Prowlers dance team. For each Breast Cancer Awareness item purchased, Kendra Scott will donate to the Healing Chair Charity, which supports breast cancer patients.

Retiree Luncheon
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Basketball and Cheer League

Students in grades K-7 are invited to participate in the basketball and cheer leagues. The registration deadline is Nov. 15. Use the code: SCHOOL to receive a $10 discount per participant. Learn more at:

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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’s ONLY nonprofit dental clinic for kids, 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.

Community Band

RPHS Band Director John Wilson is forming a community band, Sounds of South KC. Jennifer Gibson, director of bands at East Middle School, will be the assistant conductor. The Sounds of South KC will provide an opportunity for adults in the community to play in a concert band and to advance the arts in South Kansas City and Cass County. For more information, visit the Sounds of South Kansas City Facebook page or contact Members should be high school graduates. Practices will be held at the Ray-Pec High School band room, 20801 S School Rd. Peculiar, Mo., 64078.  Sign up here.

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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 text message and email alerts from the City of Peculiar and the Peculiar Police Department about weather, utility and criminal news? Use 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 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