Nerdy Derby RESCHEDULED – new date Sunday, April 23

Due to the ongoing uncertainties following the tragic hazmat accident on I-10, we made a decision to reschedule the Nerdy Derby to Sunday, April 23 from 1-5 pm. Safety is our foremost concern, and we want to present an event where all our guests feel free from worry and confident in attending. We are aware that since we […]

Registration Open for the Nerdy Derby

Registration is now open for the April 23 Nerdy Derby! Propulsion Track registration Gravity Track registration Rocket registration to purchase a car kit For more information about this year’s event, click here.

Nerdy Derby Sponsorship Opportunities!

On Sunday, April 23 2023 the Tinker Verde Nerdy Derby  makes its long-awaited return featuring a no-rules Pinewood Derby (unique Gravity and Propulsion tracks), rocketry, remote control air show, opportunities to try out R/C flying under experienced guidance, STEM activities, kid zone, adult beverages and food for purchase, and more. This year’s event will be held at […]

2nd Annual “Tinker” Verde Nerdy Derby!

Start your engines! Where we’re going we don’t have RULES! Calling all engineers – real ones, wanna be ones, and gonna be ones! YOU are invited to build a Pinewood Derby car powered by whatever ingenious means YOU conceive of, and put it to test on the track in this “no-rules” Pinewood Derby. Along with […]

Nerdy Derby Event Schedule and Race Format

The 2023 Nerdy Derby is upon us! Here is the Event Schedule and Race Format (subject to change as circumstances necessitate): The Derby will start at 1 pm with a spectacular remote control Air Show presented by members of the Tucson Remote Control Club, while race entrants check in their cars and get entered into […]

2023 Nerdy Derby: if you can build it, you can race it!

The Nerdy Derby is just weeks away – what will you be racing? The only limitations to your car’s design for the Nerdy Derby are: a maximum width of 2.75″ (to fit on the track) and your imagination! Want to modify a standard Pinewood Derby car kit? We have them for sale for $5 each […]

How Your Support Matters to Your Students

Why support TVF? EGJH Musical Theater teacher Londa Hopkins tells you why. Since her grant request was funded in spring 2018, her Musical Theater, Choir, and Stagecraft students have learned new skills and put on leveled-up performances using the audio technology purchased for these programs by TVF. Ms. Hopkins’ programs have continued to grow and […]

TVUSD Trivia Night – October 23, 7 pm!

Join TVF, ACES PTG, TVES PTG, EGJH PTSG, and TVHS PTSG for our first ever virtual TRIVIA NIGHT! Friday, October 23 – 7 PM (Zoom) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP How does it work? Teams can be up to SIX devices (unlimited number of players per device). Five rounds of trivia: three general, one audio […]

Make a Donation to TVF

Please consider making a donation to TVF while you enjoy tonight’s show. All funds raised will go toward helping our TVUSD schools get back to the business of learning during this challenging time. Click here to contribute!

2020 Grants Cycle – March 31, 2020

This year, TVF will be holding our Grant Cycle meeting earlier than usual so that we can publicize our goals and involve our community in supporting the selected beneficiaries through our major annual fundraiser, Taste of Tanque Verde. The 2020 Grant Cycle presentation meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31st starting at 6 p.m. […]