The theme for Thursdays in Pella this week is Dutch Dynasty. There are contests with prizes that require pre-registration, including the beard contest and the burger grill off. Contac the Chamber at 628-2626 to enter. Registration for kids contests, including a pedal pull contest, are on Thursday at the events. There will also be children’s archery, lawn mower races, cars and ATV’s on display, and inflatables. Events start at 6 p.m. Thursday on the west side of the downtown square along the 800 block of Broadway street and conclude at 8 p.m. with the performance of the city band.