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Plans for a carnival to be held March 23 were announced yesterday by the Young Folks League of Young Israel of Flatbush. Sid Levine is president. The carnival will climax the Purim festival.

A banquet inaugurating the celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the First Botoschaner Sick Benevolent Association was addressed by Leo Wolfson, Herman Speier, Rabbi Chaim Porrille, Abraham Hirsch of Philadelphia, and Jacob Rosenthal. The association was founded in 1900 by Simon Kramer.

“Petersburg Nights,” a Russia film based on Dostoyevski’s novels, will be presented tonight at the Young Men’s Hebrew Association, Ninety-second street and Lexington avenue.

The Brooklyn Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister Association will hold its annual ball at the Hotel Bossert on March 9. Assemblyman Albert D. Schanzer is president.

The Institutional Players, dramatic group of the Institutional Synagogue, 37 West 116th street, will present “The Invader” on Saturday evening.

A benefit sports night will be held at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, Bay Parkway and Seventy-ninth street, Brooklyn, on Sunday evening, with the entire proceeds going towards the United States Maccabiah Association which is sending a team of athletes to Palestine to compete in the second Maccabiad at Tel-Aviv in April.

Robert Nathan, author of “Road of Ages,” led a discussion on literature before members and guests of the Barnard Menorah Society yesterday afternoon.

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