Billie Jean King and Charles M. Schulz s at the Snoopy Cup tennis tournament at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena in 1984. (Photo by Cheryl Traendly Photography.)

Famed former tennis pro Billie Jean King will appear Jan. 15 at the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

Her visit will come during the “Leveling the Playing Field,” an exhibit of 86 original “Peanuts” strips by Schulz, celebrating women in sports.

After meeting King, Schulz  highlighted the issue of females in sports with a multi-day storyline in 1979. And he continued to focus on the issue.

Schulz died in 2000 after writing and drawing his comic strip for nearly 50 years.

The exhibit will run Dec. 17 through Aug. 12 at the museum, 2301 Hardies Lane in Santa Rosa.

Museum admission: $5-$10; children 4 and under free.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.  Closed Tuesdays.

Information: 579-4452,

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