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.

Self Defense Training

Ray-Pec High School Seniors Jada Yancey and Kayla Hughes, are hosting a Self Defense Class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the main gym at Ray-Pec High School. 

They have organized the event as part of the requirements to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma. All IB Diploma candidates are required to complete a CAS (creativity, activity, service) Project before graduation. 

Mindful Defense will conduct the training, and all proceeds will go to One by One Project, a Kansas City-based charity formed to help end human trafficking. Cost is $10 per person. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Please sign-up here: Self Defense Sign-up 

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Girl Scouts event
RP Papa Johns
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Papa John's fundraiser

Order from Papa John’s on Thursday, Jan. 24, and up to 25 percent of your total will be donated to Raymore Elementary. Offer valid only at the location at 8320 E. 171st St., Belton. Phone: 816-331-6200. Must use promo code: KSR012.

Father-Daughter Dance: Boots and Bling

The Ray-Pec High School Band presents "Boots and Bling," the 16th annual Father-Daughter dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Ray-Pec South Middle School gym. All girls 6th grade and younger are invited to attend with their father or special companion (older brother, uncle, grandfather, family friend, etc.) 

Boots and Bling

Advance reservations are $25 for the girl and companion, with $15 for each additional girl. Tickets at the door are $30 per girl/companion with $20 for each additional girls. The admission includes one raffle ticket for prizes and one complimentary photo per girl. Light refreshments will be served. Souvenirs and additional snacks will be available for purchase. More information and registration form

5K for Health on May 4

The 25th annual 5K for Health is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at Belton Regional Medical Center. Come and help raise funds for the Cass Community Health Foundation. Register

CCHF 5k for Health 2019

Young Yogis

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to yoga classes from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gather Wellness Studio at 406 Pine St, Suite D., Raymore. Drop-in price is $8. Four classes for $30. For more information: 816-388-0494 or

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