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.

Book sale

The Cass County Book Sale is this week. The Cass County Public Library and The Friends of the Library are hosting the event, which includes books removed from library circulation, books donated by the public, and metal bookshelves, file cabinets, tables, and other items declared surplus when the Northern Resource Center moved to its new location.

Thursday: Friends of the Library have the first opportunity to purchase books from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the OLD Northern Resource Center in Cedar Tree Shopping Center on Highway 58 in Belton. (You can join Friends of the Library for $10.)

Friday: The sale is open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Books will range in price from 25 cents to $2. On Saturday, you can pay $7 to fill a bag with books from 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday: From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, teachers may take as many books as they want for free. Beginning at 3 p.m., anyone in the community may take free books.

Father-Daughter Dance

The Ray-Pec High School Band presents the 14th annual Father-Daughter Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in the gym at the Ray-Pec High School north building. Girls in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend with their father or special male companion (older brother, uncles, grandfather, family friend, etc.) Reservations in advance are $20 per couple. Additional girls are $10 each. At the door, the tickets are $24 per couple, with $12 for each additional girl. Reservation form
Alice in Wonderland

Breakfast with Santa

The Raymore Lions Club presents Breakfast with Santa from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Raymore Elementary School, 500 S. Madison. Come eat pancakes and sausage, visit with Santa, and receive an electronic photo and gift. Small helping is $4, a large helping is $6, and infants are free. There will also be door prizes and raffle prizes at the event. You may bring your camera to take your own photos, or with parental permission, Raymore Lions Club will photograph your visit with Santa and post the image to its Facebook page for 30 days to permit free downloading. Proceeds from this event benefit scholarships for Ray-Pec High School students. 

Holiday Pancake Breakfast

Troop 245 invites you to attend a Holiday Pancake Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd. $5 per person. Purchase tickets in advance from any troop member, or at the door. Bring a camera for unlimited pictures with Santa with the purchase of a ticket. For pictures with Santa (without purchasing a breakfast ticket), a donation of $2 is suggested. Door prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes.

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

Help your children succeed in school by taking care of their oral health! Cass County’s only non-profit dental clinic offers after-school and evening hours.

Call 816-322-7600
 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville). All Missouri Medicaid plans for children are accepted! Discounts* for uninsured students. (*Must qualify based on household size and income.)

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