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Upcoming events in Whitley CountyFriday•Benefit concert - 7 p.m.“Covered By Grace” will be performing a variety of contemporary Christian songs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Christian School. A middle school student at Cornerstone, Andrew Gingerich, his father, an uncle and a friend of the family make up the band. There will be a free-will offering to help with winter heating costs at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend.Saturday•GOP breakfast - 8:30 a.m.The Whitley County Republican Party’s next breakfast is Saturday. The breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m. and will be an update on the current legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse. Speakers will include legislative update from Senator Banks and Representatives Heuer and Ober. The breakfast will be held at Big G’s Sports Cafe, Columbia City. There wil be a free-will donation requested.Those attending should RSVP by calling 417-0247 by Friday.Sunday•Choir concert - 8:30 a.m.The Congregational Christian Church will host the Whitko Gospel Choir Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 310 N. Walnut St. A freewill offering will be received for the choir at the end of the concert. The public is invited to attend. Pastor JP Freeman invites the community to come and hear this talented group of young people as they share their gifts in worship. Contact 982-2882 for more information about the church or event.Wednesday•FAFSA night - 6 p.m. Whitko High School will be offering a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the high school lecture room. Gretchen Bailey, a representative of the Financial Aid Department from Grace College will provide information on how to complete the FAFSA. This workshop is vital for high school seniors who are planning to attend college next year and their parents/guardians.•Parent conferences - 4 p.m.Whitko High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. The set-up will be slightly different than in years past. Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their child’s actual classrooms. As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their child’s current Progress Reports and a map of the building with information pertaining to where each teacher is located. All parents of Whitko High School students are encouraged to attend.