The Scientology Information Center Celebrates Diversity with Community

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, May 27th, the Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater hosted a special reception during the “Blast Friday Concert” and the one year anniversary of the local Puerto Rican/Caribbean food restaurant, “La Fondita de Leo”.

Downtown Clearwater Blast Friday Guests outside Scientology Information Center

The Scientology Information Center is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily

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At one end of Cleveland Street the last Blast Friday Free outdoor concert of the season featured, Here Come the Mummies a popular Funk band best known for its live performances. On the other end, was the one year anniversary celebration of, La Fondita de Leo restaurant with live Puerto Rican music and visitors dancing on the street. The Scientology Information Center’s reception offered refreshments and answers to common questions about Scientology.

During the reception over 70 people visited the Information Center, looked around at displays and sampled refreshments. People of all ages got their first view inside a Church of Scientology and learned about the life of Scientology’s Founder, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard.

“I really like that this center is here and open to the community. You can find out for yourself and get a better understanding of what Scientology is. I think I’ll come back again and see more,” stated Chris, a reception guest.

The Center also offered shelter from a late-evening shower which brought together very diverse visitors. “Even though the rain was a spoiler it offered a chance for families, Rock radio show hosts, hair dressers and college students to wait out the rain together and share great conversation,” stated Amber Skjelset the Center Manager.

The Center is open to visitors every day from 10 am to 10 pm and hosts special events as well. Upcoming events hosted in the Scientology Information Center are:

June 8th – Monthly Business Reception for businesses and entrepreneurs interested in expanding their contacts and making new friends from the community.

June 12th –The East Coast Golden Age Theatre will bring some old-fashioned fun with a theatrical presentation of the Pulp Fiction Classic “They Killed him Dead” by L. Ron Hubbard. The performance will take place from 3 – 5pm. The event is open to the community and includes audience participation for those theatrically inclined.

To learn more about this facility or attend upcoming events please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or

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 in 167 nations. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in humanitarian programs and community events. Clearwater is the home of the spiritual headquarters for the Church of Scientology. Its Information Center is open to all and provides answers to questions about Scientology through its audio visual displays, exhibits and publications. The Church of Scientology has owned the Clearwater Bank Building since 1976, and restored it and transformed its lobby into an Information Center in July 2015. For more information on Scientology, log on to

Contact Amber Skjelset (727) 467-6966

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization