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 a bounce house, slides, inflatable photo booth, games, prizes, life-size cartoon characters, face painting, prizes, life-size cartoon characters, cotton candy, snacks, a DJ, Israeli dancing, a Purim puppet show/sing- a-long at 1:30 and 2:30, and more. 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. Teens, grades 7-12, interested in volunteering, can receive community service hours.  411 E. Clinton Ave. (201) 408-1485.