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.

Freedom Futbol Club camp/tryouts

Freedom Futbol Club, a Raymore-based competitive soccer club, will hold a free three-day pre-tryout camp June 4, 5, and 6, along with free tryouts on June 8, 9, and 11, for its 2018-2019 competitive. Flyer

Registration and more details can be found on our club website, 

UCM Summer Camps

The University of Central Missouri is offering summer camps to students K-12. Flyer

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RoadWise program for young drivers

RoadWise is a FREE program for young drivers 14-19, emphasizing the importance of wearing a seat belt and making good decisions behind the wheel. Participants follow the path they would take at a trauma center after being seriously injured in a car crash by visiting the Emergency Room, Radiology, Intensive Care and Physical Therapy. Time is spent with young people who have sustained a permanent brain or spinal cord injury as a result of a motor-vehicle crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also visits to talk about working crash sites and the daunting task of making death notifications to families.

Cass County Job Fair and Business Expo

The Cass County Job Fair and Business Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at Belton High School, 801 W. North Ave., (M-58). Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Belton Chamber of Commerce and Raymore Chamber of Commerce.

Persons seeking employment are encouraged to attend. Dress in professional attire and bring your resume. All ages and experiences levels are welcome, and some interviews will take place on site. 

2018 job fair flyer

Free classes for job seekers:

  • 9:30 a.m. - Interview preparation
  • 10:15 a.m. - Dress for success
  • 11 a.m. - Mock interviews

Business owners and managers are also invited to network with peers and expand community partnerships.

Girl Scout Day Camp

Girls are invited to register and attend Girl Scout Day Camp June 6-9 at Camp Reeder in Harrisonville. The cost is 444 per girl for four days, plus $7 for an optional overnight on June 8. The cost is $20 per adult for the four-day camp, including the optional overnight. More information: Flyer. Register online at:

Patriot Hero Run 2018

Patriot Hero Fun Run

Peculiar Elementary PTA and the Peculiar Elementary Watch DOGS invite you to participate in the Peculiar Patriot Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Peculiar Elementary School. You are invited to wear a costume for the two-mile run/walk. The event will include some other activities, such as an obstacle course and a tug of war. Sign up

5th annual MAD Dash

The 5th annual Make a Difference (MAD) Dash is scheduled for Friday, May 4, at Raymore Recreation Park, 1011 S. Madison. Check-in and registration opens at 5:45 p.m. The Run/Walk begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

MAD Dash 2018

Entry fees before April 23 (includes t-shirt): Students - $10; Adults - $15 

After April 23 (t-shirt not guaranteed): Students - $12; Adults - $20

Senior Plaques

The Technology Student Association is selling Senior Plaques for $50. You can order a Senior Plaque for your 2018 Graduate. The plaque will be laser-etched in black granite and feature the clubs,organizations or athletic teams in which the student participated during high school. The $50 cost includes a clear acylic stand. Quantities are limited. If interested, contact Teacher Ivan Robison at

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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

Winter break is the perfect time to schedule your child’s dental check-up or to complete any outstanding treatment! Call one of Cass County Dental Clinic’s two convenient locations: 816-322-7600 (Belton) or 816-380-4000 (Harrisonville) to schedule. Appointments are filling up fast! Medicaid accepted! Discounts for uninsured*! *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