Head on down to the Tubac Presidio for their 4th Annual Santa Gertrudis Day in conjunction with Anza Day on Saturday, March 12, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This year’s Anza Day celebration has been re-envisioned to reflect more historical accuracy and provide for the educational engagement of youngsters in this most significant event in Tubac’s history when Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza made the 1775 overland expedition from Tubac to the Pacific. It begins in the cool of the morning at the Tubac Presidio at 10 am with period costumed riders executing cavalry drills. On the command of, “Vayan subiendo,” the Anza riders will assemble along with a host of imaginary settlers and livestock and proceed to the steps of St. Ann’s Church (the site of Tubac’s original church, Santa Gertrudis). There they will receive a blessing for the journey and head north with the first day objective of La Canoa. There will also be a tour of the current outdoor exhibition of sculptures, two new exhibits on display, and activities for all ages. This event is FREE! For more information call the Presidio at (520) 398-2252 or go to www.tubacpresidio.org.