1 ALL THINGS IONIA: The annual Ionia Fall Festival — set for 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at and around Ionia United Methodist Church, 2120 Elton Road, West Bloomfield — is a celebration of the community and the season. It features food (including a pancake breakfast, chow hut and a barbecue), live music, vendors and crafts, hayrides to the Wolk Observatory, Scouting demonstrations, and, at 1 p.m., the 14th annual antique tractor parade. Details: ioniaumc.org.

2 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN'T DANCE?: Give a session at Bristol Harbour a try this Sunday — the start of National Ballroom Dance Week — and you might just begin your journey toward elegant mastery of the floor. Learn various dance styles, including ballroom and latin, with USA Dance Inc. at a social dance from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Bristol Harbour Resort Lodge and Golf Course, 5410 Seneca Point Road, South Bristol. There's a beginning cha-cha class starting at 1:30 p.m. preceding the dance at 2:15 p.m.. USA Dance's Flower City Chapter sponsors social dances to promote ballroom dancing to as many people as possible. Admission: $15 ($10 members, free for students with ID). Details: flowercityballroom.org.

3 VEGAN-CURIOUS?: Exhibitors and speakers addressing vegan diets and lifestyles — from local doctor Kerry Graff of Lake Country Medicine to "Speciesism" documentary director Mark Devries, from bodybuilder Torre Washington to "plant-based cyclist" Ian Cramer, and from Lollypop Farm to the Girl Scouts to PETA — will be on hand for Rochester VegFest, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, 353 Court St., Rochester. The event, which organizers Animal Rights Rochester and the Rochester Area Vegan Society hope to make an annual event, is about celebrating love for animals and "compassionate, plant based food that's healthy, ethical and environmentally conscious," according to the event website. And of course, vegan food will be available. Details: rocvegfest.org

4 FARM FEST: Kettle Ridge Farm, at 515 Log Cabin Road, Victor, will again present KettleFest on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, a celebration of sustainable farming and local artistanship, will include artisan booths, demonstrations and workshops (many focusing on maple and honey), woods and birding walks, local foods (from food trucks, the VB Brewery and Honeoye Falls Distillery, and more), live music (Anastazja, Some Ska Band, Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers, String Chickens and an open mike), children's events, a painting contest ... and chicken races. It's held rain or shine. Admission: $6, free for children under 13 (free parking available). Details: kettlefest.com.

5 HOLY KEYNOTE, BATMAN: Burt "Robin" Ward, faithful sidekick to the Caped Crusader played in the 60s by the recently departed Adam West, is the guest of honor for this year's RocCon, Rochester's comic and pop culture convention, held Friday through Sunday at Kodak Event Center, 200 West Ridge Road, Rochester. A gathering of fans of comics, science fiction, fantasy, anime and gaming, RocCon this year also welcomes guests Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from "The Empire Strikes Back"), Nana Visitor (Kira from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), David Yost (the original Blue Power Ranger) and many more. The con includes panels, vendors, artists, opportunities for autographs and photo ops, gaming (board, card and more), and several food trucks — plus, many attendees get in the spirit of the show and cosplay as their favorite character. Adult tickets at the door: $20 Friday, $25 Saturday, $25 Sunday, $35 full weekend. Details: www.roccon.net.