C. K. Newsome Community Center
Sheila Whitaker, Secretary
C. K. Newsome Community Center
100 E. Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47713
812-435-6142 Fax

C.K. Newsome Community Center Rental Agreement: Click Here

The C. K. Newsome Community Center is a mult-purpose facility that offers rooms for daily rentals for special occasions, receptions, seminars, parties and recreational activities.  Located near Evansville's Downtown, next to the Evansville Courier & Press Building, the Community Center offers after-school and summer activities for children. 

The Community Center features an open atrium for special events under the stars. The large gymnasium features a variety of activities throughout the year but is also available for private rental.  A recording studio is available for musicians to create that special sound or mix different music.   

Every Thursday at noon, the Senior Lunch Program is open to the public. Enjoy a well balanced meal and good fellowship at a very good price.

C.K. Newsome Community Center weekend Gym Schedule

The Department of Parks & Recreation  manages the facility for rentals and special meetings. You may contact Sheila Whitaker, Secretary at (812) 435-6141 to reserve a room or schedule a family celebration at the C. K. Newsome Communtiy Center.  Please give your name, address, phone number and date of your event to be scheduled.   
Recreation Room 3

Recreation Room 2

Other Departments & Organizations located within the C.K. Newsome Community Center include:

The Evansville Department of Sustainability, Energy & Environmental Quality have administrative offices at the Community Center. 

The Southwestern Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (SWILEA) is located within the community center's lower level. 
The Carver Community Organization  provides various youth and senior programs at the the Community Center.  More information regarding the Carver Community Center can be obtained by contacting carver@carverorg.org.  Aftershool programs are available for children from K - 12.  Students receive homework assistance as well as structured and supervised activities.  Various programs are offered: Art education, drug prevention, digital recording studio, health, fitness and nutrition.  The programs are availble weekdays from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. 


Zumba classes will be available at the C. K. Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut Street, next to the Evansville Courier-Press Building.   Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness program and Zumba 2is fun for all ages and skill levels.  The music is a combination of Latin-American with international and pop.  The steps are easy to learn and every class is a great aerobic workout that feels like a party. You don’t have to know how to dance; just move your body and follow the leader.


Classes are only $4.00 and are held on Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Licensed Zumba instructor, Jennifer Stilwell will be happy to show you the fun you will have as you “Join the Party!”  Zumba 1


For more information, please visit her website at http://jenniferstilwell.zumba.com/  or on Facebook at Zumba with Jennifer Stilwell. For discounts on clothing at Zumba.com, use Jennifer’s  code:            HOTTHREADS


Last updated: 5/27/2016 3:37:28 PM