@imix4u, thank you for being a member!! While I'm not necessarily sure how you get your local community listed on Conversations, I can tell you that as your local store gets up and running you should definitely check REI.com/learn and type in your zip code. It will list your store's local classes and events. Again, closer to when your store opens and thereafter, you will start to see a lot more going on in your area on this tool. Currently, I see an Outdoor Rock Climbing Class at Sand Rock, but like I said stay tuned for other ways to interact with REI in your local community soon! Thanks again for being a long time member!!