The Scientology Information Center Answers “What is Scientology” During Clearwater’s Blast Friday

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, March 25th, the Scientology Information Center will host its next Open House reception of 2016 during the “Blast Friday” event on Cleveland Street from 5-10pm. The Center is located at 500 Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater.

The reception will enable visitors to peruse audio-visual and informational displays on Scientology, its social betterment programs and sample refreshments made by award winning chefs from the Historic Fort Harrison.

“The center has been open since July 2015 and has had some 7,000 visitors but the Scientology Information Center is still new to the community”, stated Amber Skjelset, the Manager for the Scientology Information Center, “Our reception is a great way to let the public know we are here and that all are welcome to come in and find out what Scientology is”.

One visitor at the last Blast Friday Open House commented, “I have always been curious about this place. The building and details are beautiful.” Another stated, “I always wanted to know more about L. Ron Hubbard and enjoyed the documentary on him.”

The Information Center is housed in the Historic Clearwater Building which was built in 1918. Many locals remember when it was still the Bank of Clearwater, and are pleased that it was restored to its original elegance.

The Center has four interactive audio/visual displays which contain over 300 videos. These cover beliefs and practices of Scientology, interviews of Scientologists from various professions and walks of life, “Inside a Church of Scientology”, and a brief overview of the life and legacy of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard. Videos are available in 17 languages with subtitles for the hearing impaired. The center is open daily from 10am to 10pm.

For more information, please contact Amber Skjelset, the Center’s Manager, at 727-467-6966 or e-mail her at

“Blast Friday” is Downtown Clearwater’s free monthly concert on the last Friday of each month. There are a variety of vendors, as well as food and beverages. Local stores and restaurants are open during Blast Fridays with outdoor dining available on Cleveland Street.

About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s words, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.” the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.

Contact Jenny Webb (727) 467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization