The Rubach Family Purim Carnival is at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 1- 4 p.m. Children, who are encouraged to wear costumes, will find bounce houses, slides, games, prizes, life-size cartoon characters, popcorn, and cotton candy. Children with special needs and their families are welcome from noon–1 for games and booths, Purim crafts, and other activities for an hour of fun before the carnival opens to the public. Seventh- through 12h-graders can receive community service hours volunteering. 411 E. Clinton Ave. (201) 408-1485.