Foothills Art Center names new director

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Mary Ellen Williams has joined the Foothills Art Center as the new executive director. She has a bachelor’s degree in studio art and an MBA with professional experience in nonprofit, education, government and for-profit sectors. Williams spent almost eight years as executive director at the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, and recently was the CFO for LiveWell Colorado. Williams, along with her husband Thomas and daughter Ella, has been a resident in Jeffco for 20 years and enjoys the visual arts along with the outdoors.

Runners High fun run set

The Great Turkey Chase fun run presented by Runners High athletic store will be on Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at 8:30 a.m. in Parfet Park in Golden.

Participants will run the Clear Creek path for a three-mile loop, and are encouraged to sign up for the open house at Runners High located at 103 N. Rubey Drive, following the fun run.

Tickets are $10 for the first family member, and $5 for subsequent family members. There will be pumpkin pies, knit beanies and other door prizes and refreshments available.

A turkey will be leading the run who will be wearing gift cards for the plucking. To register, call Runners High at 720-538-2911.

Credit cards will not be accepted.