The kid-friendly rock band Rocknoceros will perform at Jammin Java on New Year’s Eve at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Shervin Lainez)

To give you a taste of the newsletter, here are three of our top picks:

Rockville Ice Rink opening (Wednesday): Olympic skater Kimmie Meissner breaks in the new outdoor rink.

Kwanzaa Art Workshop (Friday): Families can create a present for the holiday that celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Rocknoceros New Year’s Eve party (Saturday): Celebrate the holiday with a concert, countdown and apple juice toast, all at kid-friendly times.