Since 2005, Damaris Peters Pike has brought one of her "Women of Note" to the Center for Life, but this season there will be three of the women visiting Sanibel Island.
On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., she will appear at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ in "Irving Berlin-A Daughter Remembers." This presentation, which includes the remarkable story of one of America's greatest songwriters with several of his most famous songs ("Blue Skies," "White Christmas," "God Bless America," among others), is open to the public without charge. The Church is located at 2050 Periwinkle.
Peters Pike will return to the Center 4 Life at 2401 Library Way on Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m., with "Thanks for the Memories-A Visit with Dolores Hope." Music and jokes from Bob Hope's career will be included in this story of his remarkable 100-year life. Seating is limited, and those who would like to attend must register by calling the Center at 472-5743. There is a fee of $5 for members and $10 for non-members, all of which will be used to purchase equipment for the Center.
As Anna Magdalena, wife of Johann Sebastian Bach, Peters Pike will bring "The Second Mrs. Bach" to the Sanibel Library Thursday, March 13, at 2 p.m. She recently visited Leipzig, where Bach spent the last 27 years of his life and is eager to share his story. This program is open to the public without charge.
Damaris Peters Pike has done her one-woman shows for 25 years, in 14 states and France, and she reports that audiences on Sanibel are among her favorites because they are "knowledgeable, experienced, and eager to learn about musical icons of our heritage."