Don't let your home improvement project devolve into a horror story. This workshop will help you avoid common pitfalls so that the end result of your project is in line with your expectations for both quality and budget. Learn about choosing a contractor, written contracts, change orders, building licenses, permits, and other legal considerations, while emphasizing the importance of effective communication with your contractor. Fees: Standard member $40, Plus member $25, general public $65. Instructor: Paul Kiefer. To register, call 617-442-2262, ext. 1.