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Press Releases from Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (28 total)

Film Selections Announced for September 28th’s Second Annual Tampa Bay Humanit …

CLEARWATER, FL: The films for the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival in Downtown Clearwater have been selected for this September 28th festival. The selected films include six films made in Florida as well as student film projects. A complete list of films can be found on the festival’s facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/TBHumanFF. The selected Florida Films are: • Trafficked in Paradise by Olivia Wilson • A Friend Called Spiderman by

School Supply Donations are Our Cup of Tea at Clearwater Community Volunteers Ce …

CLEARWATER, FL, US, To provide needed school supplies for Pinellas County foster children, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) will host a tea party on July 14th and collect school supplies for the July 27th “Back to School Bash Festival”. Tea party festivities will include tea along with a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and freshly made crepes. There is no cost to attend, but each guest is asked to bring school

Men and Women in Business Entrepreneurs Flaunt their Crowning Achievements at th …

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, On Saturday, June 29th, The Herman and Mary Allen Foundation held their 3rd Annual Men and Women in Business Showcase in the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Fort Harrison Hotel with over 120 guests in attendance. The showcase helps small-business owners realize their potential through personal coaching and enhancing of their professional image. The Men and Women Showcase is a program of the Herman and Mary Allen Foundation to

Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Takes Families Around the World of Music

CLEARWATER FL, On Sunday, June 30th, the “Music of the World Charity Concert” brought several dozen people together to the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center. The concert’s headliner was International singer, Judy Bachar, who performed songs in 3 different languages, representing 4 different cultures. The concert was held in partnership with the Concerned Businessmen’s Association of Tampa Bay, and all donations went on to support the CCV Center’s “Back-2-School” drive for

Pastors to speak at UN International Day Against Drug Abuse Luncheon in Tampa

Tampa, FL – In recognition of June 26th UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Florida chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) will be holding a luncheon and “resources fair” on June 26th, 2019 at 11:30AM. The event is being hosted at the Church of Scientology of Tampa in Ybor Square at 1300 E. 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605. Pastor Basha Jordan from Hope

7th Annual Chefs Showcase at the Fort Harrison to be a Blockbuster this June 2nd

CLEARWATER, Fla.: On Sunday the 2nd of June, area chefs and local gourmands will gather for the 7th Annual Chefs Showcase to raise funds for the Children’s Home Network of Tampa Bay and the Clearwater Community Volunteers. The event is an evening of food and wine pairings overlooking the Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Last year’s event raised more than $20,000 for these organizations. Co-sponsored by Tampa Bay Magazine,

Swing into Spring at April 25th’s Final Swing Dance for Charity at Clearwater …

CLEARWATER FL: On Thursday April 25th, the Church of Scientology will host Savoy South Dance Hall for their final Swing Dance for Charity of the 2019 season. The event is being held in the Fort Harrison’s Ballroom in downtown Clearwater. The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. The $15 donation at the door includes refreshments and a dance class from 7 until 8pm. An open

February Swing Dance for Charity Helps Give Inmates a Fresh Start

Clearwater, FL: On Thursday February 21st at Clearwater's Fort Harrison, Savoy South Dance Hall celebrated a late Valentine’s Day with their monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Dancers turned out to dance to the music of the Flag Band as well as support Criminon Florida. Ninety people attended, filling the Fort Harrison’s oval dance floor. After enjoying refreshments from the buffet, beginning swing dancers were invited to receive a lesson from career

Women’s Rights Forum Brings Issues into Focus in Clearwater

On Saturday February 9th, United for Human Rights (UHR) Florida Chapter will host a forum on Women’s rights at their center, located at 29 N. Fort Harrison Ave, in downtown Clearwater. The event begins at 2:00 and there is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served. “The purpose of these forums is to talk about those issues we don't normally talk about elsewhere, to get the discussion going so we

January Tampa Bay Charity Coalition Luncheon Highlights SCUBAnauts International …

Clearwater, FL - On the 23rd of January, representatives from nearly fifty non-profit organizations gathered to network, learn the basics of marketing and see how a local non-profit is helping build youth leadership through scuba diving at the bi-monthly Charity Coalition Luncheon. The event, which is sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, was held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater. Charities represented

Clearwater's Swing Dance for Charity Literally For the Birds

On Thursday January 10th at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, Savoy South Dance Hall kicked off the New Year with the monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Dancers turned out to support the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and dance to the Flag Band, who performed traditional swing numbers as well as swing-tastic takes on modern pop songs. The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, the

Beat the Winter Blues by Learning Something New for 2019 at the Scientology Info …

CLEARWATER, FL: An exhibit in one of downtown Clearwater’s most historic buildings could keep the winter blues away while providing tools to help people make their New Year’s resolutions stick. The Scientology Information Center will be providing educational materials, including videos and the live streaming of the Scientology Network at their downtown center daily between 10am and 10pm. The Center is located in the historic Clearwater Building at 500 Cleveland

Winter Wonderland’s Holiday Soiree Brings Gift of Literacy for Pinellas County …

Tuesday night - December 4th - at downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland was the site of a unique fundraiser, benefitting two literacy-oriented charities. Usually the site of childish laughter and delight, Winter Wonderland was turned over, for just one night, to grown-ups. Their visits with Santa, a trip to the petting zoo and the hot chocolate shop were interspersed with a wine tasting, gourmet fare and world-class entertainment. Winter

Prevent the 'Most Dangerous Time of the Year' with Education

The Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World is offering free educational workshops every Wednesday to help turn people away from drug and alcohol abuse this holiday season. The seminars are held at 7pm at their Clearwater center, located at 41 N. Ft. Harrison Ave. There is no cost to attend. "Historically, deaths from drugs and alcohol rise in December and January," said Julieta Santagostino, the President of the

United for Human Rights Addresses Humanitarian Crises at the Root at Clearwater …

CLEARWATER, FL: An internet news search under “humanitarian crisis” nets more than four and a half million hits. Thousands of minutes of TV news and thousands of column inches of print media are dedicated to war, famine and violence. But what is at the base of these crises? And what can an individual do about it? These questions are addressed at weekly seminars held at the United for Human Rights

October Swing Dance for Charity at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison puts Successful …

Clearwater, FL: On Thursday October 18th, the monthly Swing Dances for Charity kicked off the 2018-2019 season in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom in downtown Clearwater. The dance floor was packed and the spirits high, but more importantly, funds were raised for Bee’s Learning, a mobile tutoring program in St. Petersburg. The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, who sponsors this

Women’s Rights Forum Presented by United for Human Rights of Florida on Novemb …

CLEARWATER, Fla.: In the quest for universal human rights, women’s rights has taken the forefront. To help educate and put forth possible solutions, the United for Human Rights Center, located at 29 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, will be hosting a Forum on women’s rights on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm. There is no cost to attend. “Per a 2015 report, women are paid less than men, in

October 18th Kicks Off a New Season of Swing Dances for Charity at Clearwater’ …

Clearwater, Florida – On Thursday October 18th, the monthly Swing Dances for Charity will start a new season in the Fort Harrison’s Ballroom in downtown Clearwater. The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. These dances will occur from October through to April. The cost is $15, which includes refreshments and a dance class from 7 until 8pm. An open dance to the

Tampa Bay Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Readied for Disaster …

Clearwater, FL – On October 10, more than 50 Tampa Bay area Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) met at their center in downtown Clearwater to see how they could aid disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael. “There are three main areas where volunteers are needed,” said Glendy Goodsell, the Executive Director of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Florida. “We are looking for people who can go to the Panhandle

Clearwater Community Volunteers Create Christmas in October; Plan 26th Annual Wi …

On October 3rd, with only thirty days until the start of construction for the annual Winter Wonderland, the Clearwater Community Volunteers met at their new center, to hash out the final details for the 26th Annual Winter Wonderland. “Generations of families have enjoyed this annual event,” said Pam Ryan Anderson, the Executive Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers, “and though I wish I could wave a magic wand and have

Clearwater's United for Human Rights Center Tackles Current Humanitarian Issues …

CLEARWATER, Fla.: Every day, human rights issues take up thousands of minutes of TV news and thousands of column inches of print media. To put these issues into the context of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United for Human Rights Center, located at 29 N. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, is hosting a series of free weekly seminars. The seminars are held each Wednesday at 7:30pm. “We

Successful Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival Looks to Encore

CLEARWATER, Fla. – On Saturday September 15, socially-minded people from across the Tampa Bay area converged in Downtown Clearwater for the inaugural Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival. With 33 films screening in the time span of only 5 hours, guests were able to watch films that suited their interests. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, along with United for Human Rights Florida Chapter, the Way to Happiness

Clearwater's United for Human Rights Center Provides Tools to Keep Your Child Sa …

CLEARWATER, FL: There is an estimated 300,000 Americans under the age of 18 lured into becoming victims of human trafficking every year. An estimated 76% of these young victims are being recruited through the internet. It is with these sobering statistics in mind that United for Human Rights Florida Chapter is offering free seminars on how to keep your child safe from predators on social media. These seminars can

September 15th’s Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival Highlights Films from Ar …

A variety of short films from across the globe will be highlighting the human condition on Saturday the 15th of September at the Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, along with United for Human Rights Florida Chapter, the Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay, the Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and others, narrative and documentary shorts from

Clearwater’s United for Human Rights Center Spotlights Women’s Issues at For …

CLEARWATER, FL: United for Human Rights, Florida Chapter, is hosting a forum highlighting women’s rights issues on Saturday August 11th at their center in downtown Clearwater. Starting at 2pm, guests will learn about the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how these rights relate to the protection and survival of women internationally. The keynote speaker is attorney Carmen Miller, a minority woman who has served almost nine years

Humanitarian Film Festival Brings Indie Flair to Downtown Clearwater

Clearwater, FL: On Saturday the 15th of September, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, along with United for Human Rights Florida Chapter, the Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay, the Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug Free World and others, are sponsoring the Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival at their centers in Clearwater Florida. The event begins with a reception at 4pm in the Scientology Information

Salsa, Meringue and Cha Cha for a Cause August 16th at Clearwater’s Fort Harri …

Clearwater, Florida – On Thursday August 16th the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization will host Savoy South Dance Hall for a special Latin Dance Night for Charity. The cost is $15, which includes refreshments and a dance class from 7 until 8pm. An open dance to the Flag Band follows at 8. All proceeds will benefit the Intercultural Advocacy Institute. The Fort Harrison is located at 210 S.

Scientology Public Information Center surpasses its 11,000 Visitor Mark

Clearwater, FL - On April 6th, the Manager of the Scientology Information Center, Amber Skjelset, announced that the Center surpassed its first milestone since its ribbon cutting ceremony on July 11th, 2015. As of this past week, the number of the Center’s guests, who come from all over Tampa Bay and the world, surpassed the 11,000 mark. Since the ribbon fell nearly two years ago at its grand opening, the