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.

Safe Sitter classes

Safe Sitter® is a one-day class that prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The class fee is $35, and students should bring a sack lunch. Check out the flyers for each upcoming class for more information:

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Raymore Day at the K

Make plans now to attend the 12th annual Raymore Day at the K on Friday, April 26, to see the Royals host the Los Angeles Angels.

The deadline to order tickets is April 18.

Students from Ray-Pec East and Ray-Pec South middle schools will perform the National Anthem. The Raymore Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for $25 (Outfield Plaza) and $14 (View Reserved). You may purchase a parking pass for $13.

Order tickets at the Chamber office at 1000 West Foxwood Dr., Suite 200 (inside the Country Club Bank building), Raymore, or use this order form  and return it to the Chamber office or any elementary or middle school.

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Patriot Ninja Warrior Run/Walk

Come out for the first Patriot Ninja Warrior Run/Walk on Saturday, April 27, at Peculiar Elementary School. The 2-mile run/walk begins at 9 a.m. A Power Breakfast is available beginning at 9:15 a.m. The breakfast is free to runners/walkers and volunteers, and is $3 for others. A Ninja Challenge obstacle course will take place from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the gym. The cost to register is $15. Registration flyer

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Peculiar Parks and Recreation

Peculiar Parks and Recreation announces spring leagues and programs:

  • Children's Fishing Derby - 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, for boys and girls, ages 2-15
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Foundation MAD Dash

The 6th annual MAD Dash 5k is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Raymore Recreation Park. Register The annual event is sponsored by the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation.

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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

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Zero K fundraiser - "All the fun without the run"

You are invited to the first Zero K event presented by the Belton-Raymore and Harrisonville Rotary clubs. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore. Registration is $40. 

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Participants will receive a race t-shirt and bib number. Pose for a photo under the start/finish banner and then enjoy breakfast and live music by Harris & Hernandez! (The only running or walking involved are the steps to get to breakfast!) Register

The Zero K is a joint project of the two Rotary Clubs to raise funds for research into Alzheimer's Disease and to continue the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

Free summer lunch for kids

Holy Spirit Catholic Church is again providing free sack lunches Monday through Friday, starting June 3 and ending Aug. 13, with the exception of July 4. Lunches will be distributed between 11:30 a.m. and noon at Dollar General in Peculiar; TB Hanna Park in Raymore; Mullendike Sewer Office, 908 Lynn; and Lakewood Terrace, 1720 Lakewood Terrace in Belton. The lunches are prepared in a licensed and insured kitchen at the church. The delivery teams consist of two adults with background checks. The typical sack lunch includes: ham or turkey sandwich with cheese on white bread, mustard and mayo packets, individual bag of chips, grapes or fruit chews, granola bar or cookie, and Go-gurt. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Wittman at 816-537-0568 or 816-522-6029 or kathywittman1957@gmail.com.

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UCM - Lee's Summit Summer Camps

  • STEAM Coding - K-3rd grade, 9 a.m. to noon, July 8-12
  • Stories for Justice - Grades 7-12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 15-19
  • The College Application Essay - High school students, 9 a.m. to noon, July 12

All sessions offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit. More information


Stories for Justice: Creative Writing Camp

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in Stories for Justice: Creative Writing Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-12 at St. Teresa's Academy or July 15-19 at the University of Central Missouri's Lee's Summit campus. Students will play with digital storytelling, creative and social justice writing in a supportive environment. Student writers will share their original works at an open mic performance. The fee is $150 per week. Register at www.gkcwp.org or contact Katie Kline at kkline@ucmo.edu. More information: Event flyer

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: http://www.nixle.com/

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