West Seneca

There will be a bid opening trifecta this week in the town of West Seneca.

On Tuesday, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively, there will be bid openings for the West Seneca Police Department’s expansion project at West Seneca Town Hall and for the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center’s restroom and storage facility project.

The bid openings will occur in the West Seneca Town Clerk’s Office at town hall, 1250 Union Road.

Then, another bid opening – for a reconstruction project on Greenbranch Road, Larkwood Road, Woodmar Terrace and Cardinal Lane – will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the town clerk’s office.

Also this week:

• Spring Fest at the Burchfield will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today at the nature and art center, 2001 Union Road. The “rain or shine” event will feature kids crafts, music, games, refreshments, demonstrations and a basket raffle.

• The Native Roots Artists Guild Exhibit will open Wednesday at the Burchfield. The exhibit, “Art With Native Roots - An exhibit of Native American art of the Haudenosaunee, or People of the Long House,” runs through June 2. The artwork, according to Burchfield officials, “reflects community, heritage and traditions of the Native Roots Artists Guild members.” The exhibit, which will be at the Burchfield during the May 20 anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842, will also feature several Native American art workshops later in the month including classes in beading, painting and making corn husk dolls, stated Burchfield officials. A vendor day is expected to be held May 17 with a reception planned for the exhibit two days later.

• The recent withdrawal of a school board candidate in the West Seneca Central School District has prompted officials to extend the time for filing nominating petitions until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. For additional information, visit the district’s Board of Education page at Meanwhile, applications for absentee ballots are also being accepted. Call 677-3136 for more information.

• The Performing Arts Department from the West Seneca Central School District will participate in a Mother’s Day concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna.