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.

Trunk or treat

Elementary school-age children in the Raymore-Peculiar School District are invited to the annual Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the parking lot east of the Ray-Pec High School north building, 20501 S. School Rd. The event is hosted by Ray-Pec High School Student Senate and includes vehicles/trunks decorated by school clubs and organizations. Children may trick-or-treat throughout the parking lot. A carnival with games, inflatables, and prizes, will also be available. Carnival tickets are 50 cents each or $1 for four tickets.

Admission to Trunk or Treat is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item for each participating child is requested. All donations will go to a local food pantry.

Haunted House

Come tour the Haunted Basement of the Peculiar Lions Club Community building, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar, from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27; Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Oct. 29; and Monday, Oct. 31. Free admission, but donations are accepted. Sponsored by the Peculiar Lions Club.

Free Halloween Party

Children in the community are invited to a free Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the South Metro Fire District, 611 W. Foxwood Dr. (M-58). Come to the big tent located behind the fire station on M-58 for fun, games, and candy. For more information, call the Fire District at 331-3008.

Hometown holidays

Peculiar Elementary PTA and Cornerstone Chapel Brierly Hall Council are hosting Peculiar Hometown Holidays on Nov. 19 at two locations: Peculiar Elementary and Brierly Hall. The show will include vendors,food, silent auction and raffle. No promises but we hope Santa will drop by at Peculiar Elementary as well! The timing allows for items for fall and winter holidays, gift giving and decorating. If you are interested in renting a booth for the event, please contact Darlene Rexroad at for the Brierly Hall location or Crystal Brown at Booth rentals will be $25 per booth plus a $25 donation. Booth registration will be on a first come first serve basis and no duplicate direct sales vendors.

Trunk or Treat

Children are invited to participate in Trunk or Treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot of Raymore Presbyterian Church, 204 S. Jefferson St., Raymore. 

Peculiar Parks and Recreation

Peculiar Parks and Recreation announces its fall/winter leagues and programs:
  • Youth Basketball League for grades 3-8 (Sign up by Nov. 11)
  • Yoga Mind and Body Fitness Class
  • Total Body Fitness Class
  • Touch-A-Truck event from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 5, at Raisbeck Park
  • Community Honeysuckle Clean Up Day at the City Lake, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Brierly Hall
More information: Peculiar Parks and Recreation Newsletter

Peculiar Harvest Moon Festival

The community is invited to the Peculiar Harvest Moon Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in downtown Peculiar. The festival includes a kids' fun run and zombie 5K, pumpkin carving and scarecrow decorating contests, a doggie costume contest, a parade, vendors, food, live music, entertainment, and games. A street dance is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. More information: Festival flyer

Youth wrestling

Registration for Youth Wrestling is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2, in the Ray-Pec Academy gym. The costs are: $100 for children ages 5-6; $195 for children ages 7-14; and $150 for middle school students. For information about coaches, practices, the season, and other costs: Flyer

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. 

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