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Suncoast Hospice will highlight its libraries during open houses

Clearwater

Several fights at Pier 60 keep officers busy

A series of fights at Pier 60 led to nine arrests Friday night, Clearwater police said. Officers were called to the Mandalay Avenue scene several times between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. after fights broke out among large groups. Among those arrested were eight juveniles and an 18-year-old Tarpon Springs man. About 8:30 p.m. Friday, officers began arresting some of the people who were fighting. That led to charges that included disorderly conduct, obstruction, resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement officer. No officers were hurt, and one adult who was arrested was treated for a minor injury caused by a Taser, police said.

Learn about city's new water plant

The city will host a public meeting on its new water treatment plant Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the city's Fire Training Facility at 1700 N Belcher Road. The city's second reverse-osmosis plant, to be built at 21133 U.S. 19, would turn brackish water into potable water. Construction is set to begin in January. For more information, visit myclearwater.com or call the city's public utilities department at (727) 562-4960.

Bring a basket to Easter egg hunts

Clearwater recreation centers are preparing for their annual egg hunts. Children participating should bring their own basket.

• Clearwater Beach Recreation Center at Mandalay Park, 532 N. Mandalay Ave., next to the Clearwater Beach Fire Station, will hold an event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. There will be hunts for different age groups, including one for adults. Co-sponsored by the Clearwater Beach Association, the event is free. Call (727) 462-6138 for more information.

• Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., will hold an event Saturday. Children will be divided into age groups: ages 2 and under at 9:30 a.m.; ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m.; ages 6 to 9 at 10:30 a.m.; and ages 10 to 12 at 11 a.m. The Easter Eggstravaganza is part of Countryside Recreation Center's Open House celebration, which continues until noon. This free event includes a moon walk, appearance by the Easter Bunny, tours, touch-a-truck, light refreshments and carnival games and blood drive. Call (727) 669-1914 for more information.

Countywide

Hospice events promote libraries

Suncoast Hospice invites people to visit the organization's community libraries during open houses through the month of April. The libraries offer materials that concentrate on end-of-life issues, caregiving, loss and grief. The libraries also have expanded selections on perinatal loss, multicultural resources and Spanish language books. The two open houses in North Pinellas are scheduled for April 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, and on April 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. For more information, visit suncoasthospice.org.

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