Drawing on ancient Indian texts, Vivekananda was India’s first cultural ambassador to the West who was able to propagate Indian philosophy, thought and culture to the outside world. One of the first leaders in India to speak for the poor masses, he established the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 mainly to uplift the poor and marginalized people.
The planning team for the laser show includes Andover residents Raju Datla and Raghav Narayan. Tickets range from $25 to $75. For more information, visit www.sewausa.org/boston or call Datla at 8978-807-1864 or Narayan at 978-806-5222.
Calling all trivia buffs
Think you’re a whiz at trivia? Sts. Constantine and Helen Church wants to challenge you at its Teamwork Trivia Night on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 71 Chandler Road in Andover. Doors for the adults-only event will open at 6 p.m. for pizza and dessert. The games will begin at 7 p.m.
Teams of 10 are welcome to sign up, or individuals can join an existing team. The cost to participate is $25, and includes games, pizza and dessert. For more information, visit www.teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org or call Lisa Primes at 978-314-0528 or Colleen Georgian at 978-475-4330 for details.
Treats and more for the sweet tooth
West Parish Church serves up its annual Chocolate Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church at 129 Reservation Road.
Homemade chocolate-chip cookies, brownies, cake pops, whoopee pies, Oreo balls, a chocolate fountain and other treats will be the star attractions. The fundraiser will also include several raffles for gift certificates and gift baskets.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children under 8. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Call 978-475-3902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Psychic readings with ‘East Coast Medium’
Psychic Denise Fix of Andover, known as the “East Coast Medium,” appears with paranormal investigator Mark Legere at the Sahara Club & Restaurant, 88 Oak St., Methuen, on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m.