The Merced Centennial Elks Lodge will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of its building with a Black & White Ball Dec. 31. A no-host social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a prime rib dinner at 7 p.m. Then comes a celebrity auctioneer dessert offering, whose proceeds will benefit the lodge’s scholarship fund. Tig Bigler will provide interactive entertainment throughout the evening, and dancing will last until midnight. The New Year will be celebrated for each time zone beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 a person. Contact Secretary Len Samuelson at (209) 723-1240 or visit the lodge office at 1910 M Street for more information.