Around the Town: Daytimers, Gibbonses

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

Talkin’ politics with the Daytimers

The Daytimers will welcome back Professor James Riddlesperger when they convene their monthly get-together at noon Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Beth-El Congregation.
The TCU political science professor will bring everyone up to date on what to expect in the coming year on the American political scene. Riddlesperger’s lively and fascinating insights are likely to be especially interesting given the current political scene unfolding day by day.


If you are a fan of ballpark fare, this lunch is for you. On the menu are jumbo all-beef hot dogs and all the fixings: sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, potato salad, cole slaw and coffee-tea-cookies-snacks. Lunch and the program are $6. The program alone is free. Phone Larry Steckler to RSVP at 817-927-2736.
The Daytimers is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Beth Shalom welcomes the Gibbonses on Nov. 18

Congregation Beth Shalom will hold an exclusive evening of fun and song with the Gibbonses (formerly known as Jackie Pock and Brandon Gibbons) Nov. 18! Jackie grew up in DFW and became a “star” through her powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at The Ballpark in Arlington and through her thrilling performance as she transformed into Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and performed in CATS. Jackie and Brandon met and fell in love when they were cruise ship entertainers. Jackie jokes that he was her boss then. Now that they’re married, Brandon answers that was so short-lived!

Submitted photo The Gibbonses (formerly known as Jackie Pock and Brandon Gibbons) will perform at Beth Shalom on Nov. 18.
Submitted photo
The Gibbonses (formerly known as Jackie Pock and Brandon Gibbons) will perform at Beth Shalom on Nov. 18.

The Gibbonses have developed a very special brand of Southern Soul music, and it has taken them to great heights. They released their first album in 2016 and since then have won competitions, entertained in venues across the country, opened for many well-known Texas musicians, and were selected for the Texas Music Pickers “2016 New Comer of the Year” Award.
The evening will begin at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1211 Thannisch Drive in Arlington. Libations will be available for purchase and light appetizers served. The concert begins at 8 p.m. with coffee and desserts to follow.
Ticket costs are: members, $20 single, $35 couple; non-members, $25 single, $40 couple. Reserved premium seating (first two rows) available for a $5 surcharge.
To reserve your seats, or for additional information, contact the Beth Shalom office at 817-860-5448 or order your tickets online at
This event is open to the community.

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