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William Gleason, a star in world of aikido, demonstrates art to newcomers Thursday

William Gleason, a star in world of aikido, demonstrates art to newcomers Thursday

Along with beer, sake, and snacks and a week of free beginner classes, there’s a glimpse of nearly 25 years of accumulated aikido skills in action.

Germany vs. Argentina jerseys compete among World Cup watch party crowd

Germany vs. Argentina jerseys compete among World Cup watch party crowd

More than 200 people gathered at University Park Common to watch the Germany beat Argentina in the once-every-four-years World Cup Final.

Final two World Cup 2014 games get free watch parties in park near Central Square

Final two World Cup 2014 games get free watch parties in park near Central Square

The weekend’s final two World Cup games are watchable in a warm, sunny setting on a screen that’s probably bigger than yours.

Cambridge girl’s Metro ice hockey plays next week in Bay State Games in Foxboro

Cambridge girl’s Metro ice hockey plays next week in Bay State Games in Foxboro

Cambridge Rindge and Latin and Matignon High School girl’s hockey players have teamed up to take the ice this month for the Metro team for the Bay State Games.

To get to slam-dunk contest, Lesley senior Kaufman needs votes to complement skill

To get to slam-dunk contest, Lesley senior Kaufman needs votes to complement skill

Lesley University senior Mike Kaufman could have the best slam-dunk in college basketball, but it’s going to take daily votes on Facebook to find out.

Seven-week Major League Bocce season means never having to leave the bar

Seven-week Major League Bocce season means never having to leave the bar

Time is running out to register to play Major League Bocce, but it’s obvious participants won’t have to practice too much before their match ups. For one thing, everyone makes the playoffs.

MIT student, Central Square coach in Bali to take on world taekwondo competition

MIT student, Central Square coach in Bali to take on world taekwondo competition

Three athletes from a Central Square studio – including a full-time Massachusetts Institute of Technology student – are in Bali for a three-day international martial arts competition.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville draws 1,200 to Day 1 at unique climbing/office space

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville draws 1,200 to Day 1 at unique climbing/office space

Rock climbers have another two full days of free use at the newly opened Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the 40,000-square-foot climbing club – combined, uniquely, with innovation office space – near Union Square in Somerville.

League of American Bicyclists to give Cambridge the gold before Saturday ‘Sweet Ride’

League of American Bicyclists to give Cambridge the gold before Saturday ‘Sweet Ride’

Cambridge has been recognized as a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Mayor Henrietta Davis will accept the award at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Main Library just before the Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s “Sweet Ride.”

Athletic Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Oct. 19 ceremony

Athletic Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Oct. 19 ceremony

Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame nominations must be in by May 15 for a Oct. 19 ceremony, which will be held at Walker Memorial Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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