The Santa Maria Elks Lodge is turning 95, celebrating its long history of charitable giving and hosting some of the city's biggest events with a family-friendly gathering on Sunday.
The lodge, which broke ground at its current location — 1309 N. Bradley Road — is inviting the public to enjoy live music, food trucks and other festivities starting at noon on the lawn. Entertainment will kick off at 1 p.m. as The Band August and The Brass Factory take to the stage donated by city officials for the event.
"It's an open house for people to come and get the feel for the lodge," said Matt Rodriguez, exalted ruler. "I keep hearing people talk about Sunday. You think you've got a big lawn until everybody shows up."