Buzz: Fall farmers market at Berry on Saturday (watch the rap promo). Broadcast Theatre Guild plans auditions for ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Healthcare Preparedness and Safety Coalition to meet.

Buzz: Fall farmers market at Berry on Saturday (watch the rap promo). Broadcast Theatre Guild plans auditions for ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Healthcare Preparedness and Safety Coalition to meet.

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Farmers market this Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. sponsored by Berry College Student Enterprises. The details: “There will be several vendors from the local community as well as Berry College Student Enterprises. Products such as fresh produce, baked goods, artwork, beef, flowers, and handmade jewelry will be sold. We’ll also have a kids area with a bounce house, so it’ll be fun for the whole family.” Look for it in the Clara Bowl near the Ford Buildings (hard right at the roundabout)

You’ve got to watch student Ben Lord’s farmers market rap promoting Saturday’s event. Facebook

The PERC Broadcast Theatre Guild announces auditions for ‘The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,’ a radio dramatization by Tony ‘Sparx’ Palermo, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17,  from 4 until 7 p.m. at MakerVillage, 252 N. Fifth Ave. in Rome.  Organizers are seeking men, women, and children to audition for all roles. The broadcast will occur Sunday, Oct. 29, on 95.7 FM.

The Region C Healthcare Preparedness and Safety Coalition will conduct a CMS Workshop from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11,  at West Georgia Technical College in Waco. The workshop is designed to help providers and suppliers that bill Medicare or Medicaid for covered services meet new federal emergency-preparedness requirements.  Documented compliance is mandatory for continued participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Coalition Facilitator Pam Masters will discuss the new CMS rule, and Melanie Simon, executive director of the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation Division, will discuss how her office provides healthcare planning, licensing, certification, and oversight for various healthcare facilities and services in Georgia.  Both speakers will discuss and answer questions about discuss compliance with the new rule. Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers have until November 16 this year to comply with the new federal regulation, which is intended to establish national emergency preparedness requirements that ensure adequate planning for natural and man-made disasters and public health emergencies and increase coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. Those interested in joining the coalition should contact Emergency Preparedness Healthcare Coalition Facilitator for District 4 Public Health, Pam Masters, at pam.masters@dph.ga.gov or the Northwest Health District’s Shaun Brand at 706-802-5624 or shaun.brand@dph.ga.gov.  For more information about the coalition, visit https://regionccoalition.wordpress.com

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