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.

Food Drive and Car Show

Raymore Presbyterian Church is hosting a community Food Drive for the Ray-Pec Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program. CAN provides food for hungry students on the weekend. You may drop off food items from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, June 8; and Friday June 9; at the church, 204 S. Jefferson St., Raymore. You may also drop off food donations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the church. A Classic Car Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the car show, there will be games and activities for children.

Suggested food items: oatmeal packets (any brand), tuna salad kits, individual serving boxes of cereal, shelf-stable milk, snack crackers, small plastic bottles of jelly, granola bars (any brand/type), small jars of peanut butter, canned vegetable and chicken noodle soup, and microwaveable bowls of macaroni and cheese or ravioli.

Summer activities
at First Baptist Church

  • Sports Crusaders is coming to Raymore First Baptist Church July 10-14. Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to attend. The programs offers five sports: basketball, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, and baseball/softball. The cost is $85, and scholarships are available.
Sports Crusaders web
  • BASX is a program for children entering grades 1-7. It is scheduled the evenings of July 23-27 at First Baptist Church. The program includes teaching about God and activities that may include sports, games, music and drama, science, and community service. 
For more information about both programs, go to or call 816-331-3469.

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