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.

Glow Show

You are invited to the Glow Show at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Panther Stadium. The show will feature performances from the high school cheerleading squads, the Prowlers dance team, and the Panther Pride Marching Band performing with all the lights off in the stadium. The Glow Show is a benefit for the food pantry and winter clothes closet at Ray-Pec High School. For admission, please bring a hat, gloves, scarves, coats, or food items such as soup, chili, or canned pasta. In case of inclement weather, the show will be held in the gym.

Drug Take-Back

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be Oct. 26. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. In Peculiar, you may drop off unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the police department, 224, N. Main St. In Raymore, you may drop off unwanted prescription drugs at the police department lobby, 100 Municipal Circle, or at Raymore Price Chopper.

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Tumbler fundraiser

New! Tumblers now available for each Ray-Pec school. The school name is on one side, and "We are Ray-Pec" is on the reverse. Ray-Pec High School First Robotics is selling the RTIC Tumblers. The tumblers are created by Ray-Pec Technology Student Association (TSA). Choose from several sports and activities. The price is $23 for a 30-ounce tumbler and $18 for a 20-ounce tumbler. All proceeds will benefit Ray-Pec TSA and Ray-Pec First Robotics. Contact for info.

Electronic Waste Event

Safely dispose of your old computer, television, and other electronics from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Family Center parking lot at Mill-Walk Mall in Harrisonville. The Ray-Pec Robotics Team, "System Meltdown FRC 2357," will be helping with the event. More information

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Pumpkin auction

You are invited to the annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Auction, hosted by the Raymore Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Foxwood Springs-Holmes Hall, 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore. Registration and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the auction immediately following. A live auction features fall items and decorated pumpkins. Cost of the dinner is $15 per person/payable the evening of the event. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 17, to 816-322-0599 or There will also be a silent auction. South Metro Fire Protection District will collect bags of candy for its community trick-or-treat event. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships for Ray-Pec High School seniors.

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Good Neighbors, Strong Community event

You are invited to the Good Neighbors, Strong Community event on Saturday, Nov. 23. This year, the event will take place at Belton High School. Print-friendly flyer

2019 Good Neighbors, Strong Community Flyer

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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Grocery Grab

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation is again partnering with Cosentino's Price Chopper for the Grocery Grab! You can win a 5-minute grocery shopping spree or one of four $100 gift cards!

Raffle tickets are $5 each. On the back of each ticket is a coupon for $5 off $50 or more grocery purchase at the Raymore Price Chopper. The coupon does not expire until June 1, 2020. On Nov. 30, the names of five semi-finalists will be drawn. On Dec. 7, the winner's name will be drawn at 7:30 a.m., and the Grocery Grab begins at 8 a.m. The other four finalists will each receive a $100 Cosentino gift card. Tickets are available through Nov. 26.

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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