COSHOCTON -- Gather together under the stars for White Night, an outdoor dinner event sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum.

The event will take place on Whitewoman Street in front of the museum on Aug. 4.

The street scene will be arrayed in white with luminaries and twinkling lights, and participants are encouraged to wear all white.

Diners are to bring their own culinary creations as well as table decorations and service. White is the theme and elegant the modus operandi. The museum will provide tables, chairs, live music and sparklers. Wine will be sold by the bottle or glass.

At 7:00 on the evening of the event, the table hosts may set up their tables. At 8 p.m., the fete formally begins with a toast to the museum and to the splendid White Night. Live music will fill the street and a salute with sparklers ends the gala. Creativity is encouraged with prizes awarded to the most elegant and the most creative tables.

Tables for 2, 4, 6 or 8 will be available. Tickets for the event are $10 per person, covering the cost of the use of a table, chairs, plastic white table cloth, live music and sparklers. Diners are encouraged to pre-order their wine to ensure the right pairing for their menus. The wine list will be available at the museum or on its website in early July. Rain date is Aug. 5. To view Niagara-on-the-Lake's similar event, Diner en Blanc, go to http://vimeo.com/27619598

White Night is a fundraising event for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. You may purchase your tickets and wine at the museum, by phone or website (www.jhmuseum.org).

Tickets must be purchased by July 27. (Note that JHM's liquor license does not permit participants to bring their own alcohol.) The museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Roscoe Village, Coshocton. Contact JHM at 740-622-8710 or e-mail jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org.