In the Community

Community Events

This is a list of community events. Information is provided by the groups listed. 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.

Paint & Craft Night

Shot Clinics

The Cass County Health Department is coming to the secondary level schools to administer shots for next year’s 8th and 12th graders. The shots available will be the TDaP and MCV4 for next year’s 8th graders and the second MCV4 for next year’s seniors.

PRISM Multi-Media Art and Literature Magazine

The first edition of the RPHS PRISM Multi-Media Art and Literature Magazine has been printed. Thank you to five LEAD Center students who worked hard to put this 64 page, full-color magazine together - fully funded by sponsors!

If you'd like to purchase one in support of our RPHS artists and writers, the PRISM is ready for purchase at the price of $5 each. Copies are available in the high school office for purchase, or you can contact Art Teacher Amy Hellums at to arrange for pickup. Cash or check made out to RPHS PRISM are preferred methods of payment. 

All proceeds from the magazines sold will go toward scholarships for a few 2024 seniors that have artwork/ literature published in the PRISM.

Cover of PRISM magazine

Touch-A-Truck And Hiring Event

The Cass County Sheriff's Office invites the public to a Touch-A-Truck and Hiring Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2501 W. Mechanic St., Harrisonville. Families can view a variety of vehicles. The event includes food, games, and giveaways. Information will be available for persons interested in a job with the Sheriff's Office.

Taste of Ray-Pec - April 20

The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation is planning for its annual fundraising event, the Taste of Ray-Pec, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Abby Road Farm, 19608 S. State Hwy J, outside of Peculiar.

The event will raise money to support Ray-Pec students and staff.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and opening of a silent auction. Food booths open at 6 p.m. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Kentucky Derby attire is the theme. The event is being held in a dirt-floor arena. Because there is no parking at the event, there will be free shuttles every 15 to 20 minutes from South Middle School, 20502 S. School Rd.

If you are interested in being a food vendor at the event, or if you have auction items to donate, please contact Jodie Huston at or 816-738-9632.

Sponsorships are also available. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, go here

Johnny's Tavern Night

Electronic Collection Event - May 11

Save landfill space and help protect our environment by properly disposing of your old cell phone, computer, television, and other electronics. The annual electronic collection event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, in the parking area at Raymore-Peculiar Academy, 21001 S. School Rd., Peculiar.

Items accepted at no charge include: Computer towers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, landline phones, cassette players, VCR/DVD players, computer mouse, copiers, scanners, routers, gaming systems, radio/stereos, lithium-Ion batteries from laptop or cell phone only, APC battery back-up, cords and wiring from electronics, and small household appliances.

Because these items contain hazardous materials and require special handling, Meredith Recycling charges fees to accept them. Fees (checks or cash only) apply to:

  • $20 each for LCD or Plasma TVs & Monitors

  • $25 each for CRT Monitors and CRT TVs under 26" (diagonal)

  • $30 each for CRT TVs over 26" (diagonal) and Rear Projection TVs

Items NOT accepted: CDs, flash drives, VCR tapes, ink or toner cartridges, light bulbs, nor batteries of any type (other than those listed under items accepted).

Please leave original packaging at home. The 2020 World Championship Ray-Pec Robotics Team “System Meltdown” FRC 2357 will be on hand to assist and help unload your electronics. Donations are appreciated. This event is provided through a partnership of the Cass County Sustainability Committee, Raymore-Peculiar Schools, Meredith Recycling, and Ray-Pec Robotics Team.

Assorted electronic items

AFS Hosting Opportunities

Create lasting memories, connect with new cultures and impact a teen’s future with AFS-USA.

Are you interested in experiencing other countries and cultures?  Life can be pretty busy, and many people don’t have the time to travel to international destinations.  When you host an AFS exchange student, you immerse yourself in a cultural experience that fits into daily life.  We are looking for host families for the 2024/25 school year.  AFS students are available from over 90 countries with a variety of interests.  Using 75 years of experience matching students with families, we work with you to find the right student to fit into your life, and vice versa!  Please call or text Carmen Nolke at 816-651-1525 if you have questions or visit our website at

AFS logo

Smile Doctors Summer Reading Program

Smile Doctors announces its "Big Smiles or Bust: Rising Star Summer Reading Program." The program runs May 15 through Aug. 15.

  • Students may stop by the Raymore office at 613 W. Conway St., Suite 103, (beginning May 1) to pick up their starter pack - bookmark, tote bag, reading log, and 5 age-appropriate books - and return their log no later than Aug. 15.

  • Reading logs are maintained at home and returned to the office to redeem prizes.

  • Students will be eligible to redeem prizes along the way for every five books read. All completed logs (20 books read) will receive a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card and be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Smile Doctors logo

Cass County Dental Clinic

Spring is on the way! Spring break is a great opportunity to schedule your child's dental checkup or to complete any outstanding treatment. Cass County Dental Clinic is here for your child's dental needs! To schedule, call 816-322-7600 (Belton) OR 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) today. Medicaid plans accepted, discounts for uninsured patients. *Must qualify based on household size and income.

Cass County Dental Clinic

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